The U15s are one step closer to clinching the Leeds District title with a comprehensive victory over Fulneck on Tuesday evening. Passing the ball with precision and pace from back to front they never looked troubled with Jenna Borlant’s eye for goal well and truly on point! The timing of movment, the driving towards the ball and the defence’s ability to anticipate an opposition pass made this a near perfect performance.
Tougher tests will come in the form of the U16 National Schools competition next year but this was a performance that all the girls can be proud of.
Player of the match: Jenna Borlant
With a depleted team due to other commitments, Mayah Schofield and Freya Simpson (U3) were drafted in so the matches could still go ahead. A facial injury sustained at the beginning of the week was not deterring Freya from going for the ball and making some very determined attempts at an interception. Mayah tried hard to get free in the centre court, in order to help Ellie and Penny work the ball into the Gateways attacking end. Pooja demonstrated a greater awareness of the rules and also her positional responsibilities. Sarah Bentley was once again instrumental in stopping Corpus Christi from making many attempts at a shot and also in preventing St Marys making their lead bigger than 5 goals. Aaliyah also showed great improvement in her defending skills, demonstrating closer marking and a determination to chase any loose balls.
St Mary’s Player of the Match: Ellie Buck
Corpus Christi Player of the Match was once again Ellie Buck, but also Penny Leech.