Pumas prove too strong for supporter’s team

PUBLISHED: 11:59 15 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:59 15 November 2017

Portishead Pumas Under-10 Girls.

Portishead Pumas Under-10 Girls.


Portishead Pumas Under-10 Girls proved too strong for Bristol Rovers supporter’s team, running out 8-0 winners.

Portishead Pumas Under-10s Girls played against Bristol Rovers supporter’s team and recorded an 8-0 victory.

With the girls playing up a year in the league, they have played solidly throughout the season. The first half of the game saw the Pumas 4-0 up.

After the break, the girls swapped positions to enable new experiences on the pitch. The second half saw another four goals, some of which were first-time goals for some players.

Manager Beth Howes said: “Coaching this team has been a pleasure for the past four years. Every week brings some form of laughter and knowing the girls have become firm friends (all from various schools) makes it even more enjoyable to watch them grow together.

Working with coach Jennie Morris has enabled us to grow the team into a tight knit group and we look forward to the following few weeks of matches and tournaments.”

Clevedon United Under-15 Girls won 8-0 away at Yatton, to keep them top of the Somerset League table with goals from Keira (2), Rosie, Emily N (2) and a hat-trick from Amice (3), with supporting roles from Yasmin, Isabelle, Emily W, Becky, Maisie A R, Emily G and Ellie.

The Under-13s played out a great contest against a strong Wembdon side, before losing 3-1.

Clevedon started on the back foot, with Wembdon scoring twice past Clevedon keeper Roseanna. Keona had a fine match and pressure mounted on Wembdon and Clevedon were able to grab a goal back with an absolute screamer from outside the box by Abi.

In the second half, Wembdon were able to grab another goal before the final whistle. Girl of the match went to Evie and a special mention this week to the Clevedon Lions Club for sponsoring the team and providing vital kit and equipment for the girls team.

League leaders Swiss Valley Rangers Under-12 Girls were held to a goalless draw against third-placed Downend Saints.

SVR had the majority of the chances, but could not get the ball into the back of the net, fighting for the majority of the match against the muddy pitch conditions and a well-drilled defence.

Alice, Shannon, Fern, Ella, Nancy, Scarlett, Cecily, Jasmine, Maggie, Marta, Xara and Celia, all had sound games, but Shannon was awarded girl of the match.

A tough match and big lesson for the Under-10s/11 development squad, who faced a strong Bishops Lydeard team in the Somerset League.

There were plenty of good and bad moments in the match. The highlight was some great goalkeeping from Lucy, a debut for Lily, some great cover defending from Ella, and a great goal from Amelia who was well supported by her team mates.

SVR lost the match, but will take much from the performance.

Swiss Valley host training sessions for girls of all ages and welcome anyone who wishes to try out and see if football is for them. Please contact us via our website www.swissvalleyrangersfc.co.uk

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