Girls celebrate first win
The U13 girls recorded their first ever league win in an exciting game at Camelsdale.
Haslemere started well and soon had their opponents under pressure. Ellen and Katya both had chances to put Haslemere ahead but the goalkeeper and post denied them. Guilford got more into the game as the half wore on but with a tenacious midfield backed up by the ever dependable defence they never really troubled Maisy in goal. Katya constantly caused problems with her direct running and shooting and finally broke the deadlock with a cool finish. 1 – 0 to Haslemere at half time.
The second half saw both teams really going for it and Maisy was bought into action more than once as Guildford looked for an equaliser. The game flowed from end to end but it was Haslemere who scored following a fine move and fierce shot from Katya. To their credit Guildford kept fighting and scored a good goal to reduce the deficit. They continued to pile on the pressure but thanks to some fine defending and good fortune Haslemere managed to hold on to the final whistle.
It was a very good game and on balance you could argue that Guildford deserved a draw but fair play to our girls for fighting to the end to deny them and secure a memorable win. This was certainly a team effort and all 12 players and Charlotte should be proud of their efforts.