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Denton Girls U16's 3-2 WBAFC
Written by Steve Hopley   
Monday, 10 March 2014 17:30

Whaley bowed out of the League Cup in dramatic style ina strange game.  Having beaten denton a fornnight ago and progressed to the Challenge Cup final the girls should have been confident especially as denton only had 10 players.

Whaley got off to the worst possible start.  With the first minute Denton put a hopeful ball into the box.  as the ball bounced around Whaley had 3 resonably straight forward opportunites to clear the ball but for some unknown reason the girls suffered a collective bout of indescion and preented the simplist of side foot chances from inside the 6 yard box to a very greatful striker.

The goal kick started whaley and for the remaining 38 minutes they had dentom effectively pinned back in their own half but could find the finsish when chances fell their way.  Chloe Hughes going closet from 25 yards her shot left the keeper motionless but curled wide by inches.  Elesha had a golden opportunity as she went through on goal both her and the keeper missed the ball but with the open goal in front of her she could regain her balance in tiome and the keeper smoothered the loose ball. Wether it was the conditions or just the day when Whaley got into good positions (which was often) they couldnt find a telling cross or shot and the keeper had little to do.

Denton looked to hit whaley on the counter and forced Abz into a really diificult save froma fierce half volley.  It was becoming one of those days and the girls somehow went in 1-0 down. Toni and Chloe were dominent ion Midfield

The secound half was more even as Denton looked to counter.  Amy who was supurb against Bury couldnt get the ball under controll on the hard and bobbely pitch and Beth Read showed execelet awareness and movement up front but looked very rusty when it came to the final shot.  Elesha was having ever more infleunce on the game on the left and amy was starting to get the ball under control. with 15 minutes of the half gone whaley equalised through beth Read and then took the Lead through Amy.  dento however kept plugging away and were also having most joy down their left.  Whaley ctreated 2 or 3 more good opportunities but couldnt hit the target.  With less than 4 minutes to play Denton equalised.  The whaley girls let the ball go out for what they thought was a goal kick.  the ref awarded a corner and a pwoerful header from the only player with the conviction to attack the ball brought the equaliser.

In the league cup the match goes startight to penalties.  Denton had other ideas and with 1 minute left  as whaley pushed on they counter attacked.  Despite more than a hint of offside play went on and a cracking finish high and hard ge Denton an unasailable lead.

It was a strange game and all credit to Denton who spenft long periods defending deeply but kept going despite only haveing 10 players to the end and finished with 2 very well taken goals.  The game was there for the taking but if you miss chances against a good side this can always happen.  Good luck to denton in the next round.

Denton gave the girl of the Match to Elesha,  Unusally the ref siad his girl of the match was Amy.  A special mention to Abz who pulled off one of the saves of the season despiet feeling unwell.


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