Football: SVR girls edge out rivals in 13-goal thriller

PUBLISHED: 12:44 11 March 2019

Swiss Valley Rangers and AEK Boco Girls face the camera

Swiss Valley Rangers and AEK Boco Girls face the camera

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Swiss Valley Rangers under-12s came out on top after a 13-goal thriller with AEK Boco Girls at the weekend.

Swiss Valley Rangers discuss tacticsSwiss Valley Rangers discuss tactics

The visitors struck first on a blustery day, as Fern, Nya and Xara worked hard in defence, and doubled their lead from a corner.

Poppy, Ava and Libby began to push forward and chances fell to Ella and Jas, with two taken in quick succession to level it up.

Evie replaced Libby in midfield and set up Ella to complete her hat-trick on the stroke of half time.

But AEK Boco began the second half well and squared matters early on.

Ella netted four more times for SVR, but the visitors replied with two goals of their own to make it 7-5 with five minutes remaining.

AEK Boco cut the gap to one to set up a thrilling finale, but SVR held out thanks to good goalkeeping by Katie, as seven-goal Ella took the player of the match award.

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