U13’s Blog

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League Game v Droylsden Panthers 21.07.19

Words from the coach…..

Extremely proud of every single one of you today. Couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season than that. You should be proud of yourselves too I’m sure your parents are. Absolutely amazing. Considering that’s your first game together I think you played some brilliant football. The ref gave April girl of the game and I gave our man of the match to Riss. Thank you all of you for pulling together to get us the 3 points we deserved. ❤⚽🔥🔥🔥

Final score MGFC 6- DPFC 0

Goal scorers were April 2, Lexi 1, Riss 1, Jaz 1, Kez 1.

Referee GOG = April Manager GOG = Riss

League Game v Failsworth Dynamo’S FC 28.07.19

Notes from the Manager…

I’ll take that 1-0 defeat today as Failsworth Dynamos have a good track record and are a long established team. Some of our girls are very new to the game and playing in only your second game together. You were all brill again! Our disallowed goal is what we needed but I’m not worried about the future. We were a couple of players short today too. Proud of how you all played, you were all over them all over the park, the better team by far, just a bit of a fluke they scored but not to worry ,so on to the next. The main defensive triangle of Keeper Emily and the twin Lilly defence were immense. In so much that the Ref’s GOG was Lilly RG and Managers GOG was Emily. New girl Paige grabbed a couple of mins to help bring some confidence to. And the rest of the girls grabbed some more invaluable playing time together. As mentioned as a brand new team, we did not look out of place facing a team that have been playing together for 3 years, infact our future looks really bright the more these girls get to play and train together.

We’ll take away today’s game as a lesson and learn from it at training. Well done girls. X

Friendly v Academy Juniors Girls 21.07.19

  • 1. Olivia C
  • 2. Lexi
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  • 6. Kezia
  • 7. Emily
  • 8. Charlie
  • 9. Miley
  • 10. Danae
  • 11. Olivia
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  • 13. Katie
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  • 16. *New player alert* Matilda

Went into the game today a little short on usual numbers and missing were some of the experienced players. But joining in the ranks and playing for the first time was Matilda. A few girls were playing in a few differing positions due to absentees but when asked the girls never quibbled about being asked to cover the job at hand.

1st half was a very evenly matched affair with some crunching but fair tackles from both sides showing all that all these girls are here to play ball and put on a great game. Manchester Girls put on some slick passing from the back through midfield and out to both Kezia and Denae on the wings, who promptly started to show their pace and power with some great runs and fine crosses. Academies keeper was having a fine 1st half with a string of saves from Emily, Charlie and Miley who almost bagged her first headed goal. But it was Danae that finally managed to break the deadlock 2 minutes before the break. 1st half ended 1-0

2nd half started very much like the 1st with both teams not leaving anything in the locker but I think with Academy being a newer side and having a lot of experience still in a Manchester shirt the game truly took a large paradigm shift. The ball never really left the Academy half as the Manchester girls bolstered by a rousing half time talk and with players like Miley, Katie and Emily who had outstanding first half performances started to show a lot more composition on the ball. A quad-trick from Emily who was on fire in the second half, a further goal by Danae and 1 from Charlie capped a fine second half performance.

Friendly v Euxton Villa Girls 06.07.19

  1. Olivia C
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  4. Lilly
  5. Jaz
  6. Kezia
  7. Emily
  8. Charlie
  9. Miley
  10. Danae
  11. Olivia
  12. Aaliyah
  13. Katie
  14. *new signing alert* Isabella

With the new season in mind coach Kirsty moved the pack around a little giving a few players time in a few new roles whilst also giving a new signing her first taste of club football at Manchester Girls u13’s. Welcome to the the Squad Issie! Taking up the no 14 shirt, she seemed a natural to the centre midfield role she was asked to play, earning her a few approving nods and words from coach Kirsty during the game. Girl of the Game was given to Danae, not only for the 2 goals scored but also for the outstanding performance on the right hand side of the pitch. Her team interplay was on point too as some of her powerful runs lead to some well executed crosses but also her ability to vocalise and use her passing to bring in a greater distribution of the ball around the field. Danae’s first goal came after some well played teamwork from the back of defence, Lilly played a ball up the left wing to an ever energetic awaiting Kezia (playing in an unfamiliar role on the left), taking on a couple of the opposition, Kezia manoeuvred her way up deep into the oppositions half and fired a cross using her unfavoured left foot across the middle of the box. The ball just bypassed a stretching Emily ( impressive in her striker role today) and Charlie ( impresses more and more in every game played) who just could not reach the fizzing cross, but our fearless left winger was in perfect position to control the ball and place it beyond the outstretched Euxton keeper. 1-0 to the Manchester Girls. Going into the second half the game was as ebb and flow as the first half with Euxton Villa Girls giving a good game but once again it was a powerful run down the left hand side after a fantastic passout by from the back from stalwart defender Olivia to Danae. Danae skipped passed a couple of Euxton players putting a deep cross to the back post that just happened to sail over the keepers outstretched fingers and disturbed the netting in the back of the goal!!. 2-0 to the Manc Girls. A sudden change in energy from Euxton saw them on the fight back and with some good exchanges of passes in the middle, some well fought tackles and slightly lackadaisical defence leading to a chance shot from outside the Manchester Girls box which caught our keeper off guard and the fight back was on, 2-1. But by this time the Euxton Villa girls who had run their hearts out and with having no substitutes for the match could only hang on to the score with some gritty defensive work. The ref blew for the final time and the score ended 2-1 to Manchester Girls. GotG for Euxton Villa had to be the 2 girls who stood in for the holidaying keepers, although new to the position they put in some mighty keeping to stop some of the shots produced at them by the Manchester Girls. ( well done keepers ) As for the Manchester Girls, it was another good bedding in process for some of the newer girls, especially Katie, who continues to grow into a very powerful central defender every game, who tackles hard and has no fear in any challenge. Kezia and Emily impressed in their exchanged roles today whist Miley, Charlie, Jaz and Aaliyah continue to dazzle coach Kirsty as they settle in to the team. Olivia and Lilly in defence were as formidable as usual. Keeper Olivia was on great form with a couple of outstanding stops from Euxton’s attacks. It was great to see that she kept her concentration given the periods of isolation in the game.

Friendly v Bury Girls 15.6.19

  1. Olivia C
  2. Lexi
  3. Riss
  4. Lilly
  5. Jaz
  6. Kezia
  7. Charlie
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  9. Danae
  10. Olivia
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  12. Katie

It was a moment of history for our first ever full team friendly game for the U13’s. We took to the field against a well established Bury Girls u13’s, with a mixture of new and experienced players in our midst. Game kicked off and it was quite obvious that this game was meaningful for both teams as both sides put in some crunching tackles to vie for dominance in the game. First half was full on straight from Kick Off and with no let up till the half time. Very much a box to box game for both teams which saw them both go in at half time at 2-2. Goals scored by Lexi and Charlie.

The 2nd half was no different than the first with both teams playing some great attacking football backed up by some equally amazing defensive work but it would see Manchester Girls taking home the victory after more second half goals scored by Charlie and Lexi again, as well as Kezia to make the final score 3-5.

Standout performances today were by both Riss and Charlie. Whilst new girls Katie and Jaz were indistinguishable from the experienced players on the team.

GotG -Charlie