Girls show good strength against league leaders
Published at 01:00, Friday, 19 October 2007
Keswick/Cockermouth took on CMB Newlaithes the current leaders of the Crest U16 county girls’ league.
Newlaithes came at Kes/Co and just gave them too much to cope with. Players were pulled out of position allowing the Newlaithes mid-field to use the space to good effect, but as in every other game Laura Miller in goal was on superb form.
The visitors got their first goal after a move up the wing, the ball finding its way to the back post for the Newlaithes forward to slot it into the corner.
Kes/Co battled well to get the ball forward but the Newlaithes defence were well organised which kept the Kes/Co chances to a minimum.
Newlaithes went further ahead with some good work through the centre, but moments later Sarah Moffat found herself in the Newlaithes penalty area only to be fouled from behind.
The resulting penalty could have seen Kes/Co back in with a fighting chance - the penalty was struck very well giving the keeper no chance but unfortunately hit the post only to rebound for a second shot which hit the crossbar and then went across the goal for a third attempt only for the Newlaithes keeper to get her hands on it.
Moments before hal-time Laura Leyland found herself behind the Newlaithes defence, she was closed down and her shot was only inches wide.
Half-time was up-beat for Kes/Co as only two goals down to league leaders was a boost.
The second half was better for Kes/Co as they kept Newlaithes down to very few chances and did create chances of their own.
Good defending and a touch of luck meant Newlaithes kept the score at 2-0. Kes/Co can take a lot from this game and feel positive about the result.
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