Match Report
Roedean School Girls-U12C vs  Seaford College
On: Wednesday, 31 Jan 2024
Venue: Away

It was another win for the mighty C team. Another fairly close match though, it could have gone either way. Both teams started out strong and the ball was being turned over frequently so neither were getting the ball to goal. However, Seaford turned the ball over and got the ball to the D, they scored. We had a few chances at goal but nerves had settled in and we missed but I knew we would calm down eventually. It was 1-0 to Seaford at the end of the 1st quarter. We switched on more in the 2nd. Defence (Amara, Lily, Perla) were doing an incredible job of marking their players tightly and intercepting. They really saved us and turned the game around. We managed to get the ball down court, some lovely careful passing by Jess (C) and Alexa (WA) and then into Ore and Gracie. Their defence were super springy though and any overheads were getting intercepted by them. This didn’t faze Gracie or Ore though and they scored 2 goals in this quarter, Seaford didn’t score any. We were 2-1 up at the end of the 2nd quarter. At half time, we spoke about not relying on the overhead pass, which kept getting intercepted, but driving forward for the ball and doing shorter passes. This worked a lot better and we weren’t throwing the ball away as much this quarter. Mabel was in at WD and defensively, we were a solid unit. We scored another 2 great goals, Ore and Gracie had got their eye in and were getting the goals in. We went 4-2 up in the 3rd quarter. Seaford then found the fight in them and had the ball in their D for about 5 minutes straight. Amara and Perla just kept on their players though, pressuring them, forcing them to miss, then tipping the ball out. They stopped 5 goal attempts. We then got the ball out their D and down to ours and scored 3 goals in quick succession. We won the game 6-3. Well done for keeping your focus girls and fighting for every ball.

Player of the match: attacker – Ore (GS), defender Lily (GD/GK)

Coache’s player – Amara – for marking your player tight and making lots of interceptions and tips

Highlight of the match – Perla and Amara working as a tight defending unit and turning the ball over in their D continuously