Ruislip Rangers

U15/16 Girls 2 Enfield Town 3 (Capital Cup Q/F)

Goalscorers : Stella Dodwell, Savana Fearon

This was the first proper game of the new year and it was a very physical one. Enfield started strongly and seemed to be camped in our half but were unable to break down our defense. We made a couple of breaks but one of their defenders was too strong for us and we were thwarted every time. However, we took first blood when the ball fell to Jessica who worked it up the field and then put a cross into the box. Stella came unchallenged in from the right wing and just dinked the ball into their net. At that point I wondered if I could play the rest of the game with a ten girl defence, but we plugged on.

Enfield came back in the second half with two goals within the first ten minutes. to take them into the lead. Undaunted we carried on and were soon rewarded with a fine goal from Savana. She received the ball in midfield and ran it through to strike home. We nearly took the lead with a fine strike from just outside the box after an excellent run by Stella. Enfield blatantly handballed but the ref played the advantage. Unfortunately though the ball hit the crossbar and then stuck in the goalmouth it was then cleared away. Enfield finally took the lead when our midfield lost the ball and they overwhelmed our defence. Every player played well against stiff and very physical opposition.

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