News - Westwood College girls football team success

Westwood College’s girls football team’s initial match was played as a nine aside with an additional two substitutes against Moorside on home turf, refereed by Mr Birch-Machin.

The team consisted of Lucy Kelsall, Elise Skelding, Caroline Evenden, Fran Stonier, Charlotte Turner, Chloe Roeton, Laura Evans, Ellie Salt, Kayleigh Ryder, Elle Meharg and Jemma Dawson.

Moorside proved tough opposition with good skill and play, however, could not convert this into goals as Westwood’s defence was strong with excellent clearances by Ellie Salt.  The Westwood team was also quick on the attack and by half time, the result was 4-0 to Westwood with scorers Elise Skelding, Caroline Evenden and Lucy Kelsall.

In the second half, Moorside came out stronger and managed to pull a goal back, making the score 4-1.  Westwood again showed their strength by a good assist from Laura Evans to allow Lucy Kelsall to score.

Westwood girls football team’s first match finished with a fantastic result of 5-1.

In the second match, Westwood faced Biddulph away, this time in an eight aside format with one substitute.  Lucy Kelsall, Elise Skelding, Caroline Evenden, Matilda Casswell, Kayleigh Ryder, Rachel Rhead, Jemma Dawson, Laura Evans and Ellie Salt.  This match proved easier than the first with many opportunities being created by Westwood and very few by Biddulph.  By half time, the result was 6-0, with scorers Lucy Kelsall, Elise Skelding and Caroline Evenden.

Again, the second half was more challenging, Biddulph scoring a goal.  However, as Matilda Casswell proved a strong player in the centre of defence with many important interceptions to break up their play, Biddulph scored no further goals. Westwood scored three more goals, one of which was by Laura Evans with a great strike.

The second match concluded at 9-1 and would not have been possible without the great management of Mrs Moore, her outstanding minibus driving skills and her consistent encouragement.  






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