A close game for Under 13 girls’ football team in the county cup quarter final
The Under 13 girls travelled 67 miles to play Barlby High School in the county cup quarter final.
Both teams were very evenly matched. The first 10 minutes was neck and neck and then Shannon Findlay was fouled in our box, resulting in a penalty to Richmond. Miss Harrower called upon Charlotte Harrison to step up, as she knew was calm and collected after the indoor tournament at taking penalties. Bang! Bottom left hand corner and it was 1-0 to Richmond. Shortly afterwards, Emma Farrow kept the pressure on their defence and managed to take on three of them and scored an excellent strike, making it 2-0 to Richmond. Barlby found their feet and put a good goal past us.
An unfortunate scuffed ball allowed Barlby to put another past us to equalize at 2-2. The opposition’s attack grew in confidence and their number 6 put another past us, there was no chance for Ella in goal to stop that one, so half-time closed 3-2 to Barlby.
During the second half, Richmond were all over Barlby. Beth Rutterford dropped into defence and made some excellent long passes over the top of the Barlby midfielders, our attack just struggled to get on the end of them. There were some excellent corners from Connie Lord and, just three minutes before full time, Emma Farrow scored the equaliser! The referee asked what the plan was should we finish on a draw and we decided straight to penalties, one minute before full time their number 6 secured their winning goal! The final score was 4-3 to Barlby.
This was an extremely close game with an excellent effort from the Under 13 girls in the county cup. Woman of the match was Beth Rutterford. A special team welcome to Isabella Barker who made a great debut!