U16 Girls vs Kidsgrove + U16 Girls vs Stanley Matthews Academy

U16 Girls Football County League

STB played 2 matches this week in their county football league competition.

The first match was against U A Kidsgrove who we had beaten 7-1 the previous week. It only took Abbie Rathbone 30 seconds to open the goal scoring for STB with a fantastic strike following a mazy run past 3 players and shooting into the top left hand corner of the goal. STB dominated the play and scored again through a deflected shot off a UAK defender. Beth Askey went close with a powerful long range effort and Jess Pedley also was close to getting her first STB goal. Grace Machin and Abbie Rathbone both scored again to give a final score of 4-0 to STB.

The second match was against Stanley Matthews Academy. This proved to be a frustrating game where STB had all the possession but just could not find the back of the net. Zoe Harriman and Abbi Roberts kept up a good defence, with Caitlin Phillips, Meg Hall and Jade Thornhill working hard in midfield. Stanley Matthews Academy had only one good chance but Chelsea Barbour could not hold on to the shot. STB tried to get back into the game but not even time was left. Final score STB lost 1-0.

Mrs O’Neill would like to thank the players for their commitment and fair play shown during both matches.