Narrow victory for Clevedon United girls

PUBLISHED: 12:14 17 October 2018

Clevedon United Under-16 Girls.

Clevedon United Under-16 Girls.

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Clevedon United Under-16 Girls kept their 100 per cent record with a narrow victory over Bishops Lydeard.

Clevedon United U16 Girls 3

Bishops Lydeard U16 Girls 2

Clevedon United Girls Under-16s continue their 100 per cent record with a hard-fought win over Bishops Lydeard.

The weather had the potential to ruin the match, however both sides played some terrific football in challenging conditions.

Playing with the wind, Clevedon led 2-0 at half time through goals from Rosie and Maisie.

Bishops Lydeard responded quickly in the second half and drew level within 10 minutes of the restart. Clevedon players showed great character and defended purposefully against the strong wind, while still looking to play on the break.

It was through a counter attack that allowed Rosie to break through the Lydeard defence and finish calmly into the bottom corner. This proved to be the winner as Clevedon’s defence stood strong until the final whistle.

The Swiss Valley pitch held up well despite the downpour of rain which blighted the fixture between Swiss Valley Rangers Under-12 Girls and Whitchurch.

After the close match-up the week before against Mendip, SVR came into this match back to full strength.

With Libby, Ella H, Ella B, Fern, Ava and Nyah all being available at the back and Amelia in goal, SVR proved difficult for the visitors to break through and managed just one fortunate goal assisted mostly by the wet conditions.

The Swiss forwards were on fire backed up by Xara and Maggie who helped to keep them on the attack for most of the match. Jasmine bagged two, Nancy one and Ella W almost scored a hat-trick but narrowly missed getting her third after attempting an audacious back heel.

Debutant Poppy also played in the match and almost got an assist had Ella W scored her back-heel attempt. The match finished 5-1 to the Swiss girls.

The Under-8 girls played in a Gloucester FA arranged festival on the Sunday and were rained on throughout.

Despite the treacherous conditions, the girls had their best performance yet with many wins and draws to leave excited about their next fixture.

Well done to coach Noren for getting the team organised so quickly and playing really great football after just three previous matches.

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