06:00PM, Thursday 12 December 2019
Maidenhead B&G u14s girls have breezed through to the quarter finals of the Berks & Bucks FA Cup and remain unbeaten in league and cup football this season.
The squad has been beset by a bout of flu in recent matches but it hasn’t affected results with the side beating Tilehurst Panthers 2-0 in the county cup and strengthening their grip on first place in Division 1 with a 4-1 victory over AFC Reading.
Rebecca Hesketh and Hattie Pattinson both scored some cracking goals in the two matches while Kate Lee and Lily May Sheperd have been taking turns between the sticks and providing a solid foundation from which the team can attack.
Defenders Emily McCartney and Violet Kingston-Wheeler have also been rock solid at the back in recent weeks and have also joined in with the side’s attacks when the situation has allowed. Coach Andy has been setting high standards for the team this season but this week the bar was raised even further when a u14s England player trained with the team.
Maidenhead u12s Panthers secured their first league win of the campaign, holding on for a thrilling 3-2 win over Rotherfield United Raiders in Division 6.
The Panthers raced into a 3-0 lead inside the first 11 minutes with Senna Anagho volleying in the first from a Rory Milne corner after only a minute. Harry James added the second, following good work from Harry McGill before Senna extended the advantage with a third on 10 minutes.
The u12s side could easily have added to their advantage in the first half before the game became scrappier after the break. More chances came and went while Adem Aitkaci made some crucial stops before the Raiders came back into it with goals in the 43rd and 45th minutes. The team created more chances to give themselves further breathing space but held on for victory.
Billy O’Brien was named player of the match for his excellent display in the holding midfield role.
The u18s Anacondas endured a difficult afternoon as they were beaten 7-1 at home by Marlow United Pumas. The u18s Santos also lost, going down 2-1 away to Hearts of Teddlothian Pumas in Division 6. There was an entertaining 4-4 draw for the u16s Boys against Finchampstead Wanderers in Division 4, but the u15s Cobras were beaten 3-1 away by Sandhurst Town Royals.
Sebi Lievano netted a couple of goals as the u14s Colts won 4-2 away at Ashridge Park, their first victory of the season. Kai Enser and Jack Clews, from the penalty spot, were their other scorers. Kai was also named player of the match.
The u12s Dolphins made it six wins from six with a 2-1 victory over Wrightchoice & Unity CSA to stay top of Division 1. The u12s Foxes were also victorious, beating Wokingham & Emmbrook Rangers 3-0 while the u12s Sharks extended their winning run with a 4-2 win over Whiteknights Wildcats in Division 3. They’re top with five wins from five.
The u12s Girls are out of the county cup at the second round stage after losing 9-1 away at Ascot United Sapphires.
It was a second draw in as many games for the u16s Girls against AFT Crystals in their league cup group, while the u18s Girls Blue Sox showed no mercy to Tilehurst Panthers, thrashing them 17-2. However, they did go down to nine players when Tilehurst went down to nine when two of their players left early. Hollie O’Neill (four), Nancy Dean (three), Chloe Bagshaw (two), Rachel Southby (two), Zoe Richardson (two), Daisy Thompson (two), Jess Welch and Lydia Akkache were their scorers.
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