U13 Girls v Coalville Town
6th October 2020
A top of the table clash saw our talented U13s away to league leaders Coalville Town on a 3G pitch, a late change of venue due to the heavy rain for the last couple of days.
Never an easy game against Coalville, especially away, they always prove to be a strong opponent every season and this game was no exception.
At least it managed to stay quite dry for the game and it started off with both teams having chances to open the scoring but good goalkeeping from Erin kept Coalville at bay whilst at the other end Marley and Madi came close for Borough.
Coalvilles No8 was the main thorn in Rugby’s side and she made numerous chances for their forwards to run on to but Maya, Isla and Millie Mac held firm at the back. The midfield of Jas, Marley, Holly and Madi never gave up though and created chances of their own and also for the ever-willing Millie R to chase up front. However, at half time the score was deadlocked at 0 – 0.
The second half started pretty much the same as the first with both sides creating good chances but not converting them. This soon changed though, when Millie R was fouled just outside the Coalville area and Jas stepped up with a sweet left foot strike to send the free kick straight past the Coalville keeper to make it 0-1 to Borough.
A few minutes later, Rugby increased their lead when Jas sent an in-swinging corner straight into the goal for 0-2. Coalville reacted by changing their formation to a more attacking line up but this left holes at the back and Rugby exploited this and could have/should have had more goals with better finishing.
Zara came on for the injured Holly and made some excellent runs down the wing but once again the final pass didn’t equate to goals, this wasn’t for the want of trying though. Carly replaced Millie Mac at right back with ten minutes to go whilst Skye came on for Zara. Skye was put clean through on goal but for the Coalville defender’s deliberate handball. Justice was done however, when Jas sent the free kick straight past the keeper to claim her hat trick. With the clock ticking down, Lily replaced Erin in goal and Rugby ran out worthy winners to go joint top of the U13s Yellow League.
Coaches Girl of the Game: Millie R for running her socks off up front and causing lots of problems for Coalville, creating space for other player and putting in a truly selfless shift without any reward.
Parents Girl of the Game: Erin for a really good performance in goal and keeping the Coalville forwards at bay.
Well played girls, a really positive performance against tough opposition.
Thanks to Mick and Martin for helping out with the team on the day and also to all the parents/carers for your unwavering support.