8th February 2020
Scawthorpe Scorpions 0 – 5 Huddersfield Town U10’s
Town U10’s travelled to Scawthorpe Scorpions to play for a place in the League Cup final.
The first half only saw Town get two past the home team, with several opportunities going wide or saved. The deadlock, however, was broken on the 6th minute when Harriet Oldfield found a pass to Esmay Clarke who then placed a through ball to Imogen Ward allowing her to roll the ball in over the line. 0-1
17 mins and Town’s Alysia Singh picked out Oldfield running down the line going on to send a cross into the box finding Clarke for an easy knock into goal. 0-2
The first half didn’t see any more goals – although Town’s Oldfield, Clarke and Izzy Cleverly all had chances but couldn’t find the final touch, credit to Scawthorpe’s goalie for having good hands and saving a number of chances.
Town kicked off and immediately dominated play in the second half, 35 mins in and goalie Maddie Hamilton gets a great pass out to Holly Wilkinson who took it on and found a pass out to Singh on the right. Singh then finds a cross to Clarke, in the box, who fires it into the bottom corner. 0-3
36 mins and Scawthorpe come straight back at Town, the ball isn’t dealt with and in turn creates a bit of confusion in our box with the ball being fired across our goal mouth but going wide and out for a goal kick.
Town compose themselves and on 40 mins – Singh gets her foot to the ball and loops it over the players finding Cleverley on the wing. Cleverley runs with it and scores with a shot into the bottom left corner. 0-4
42 mins and Singh finds another pass out to Cleverley who in turn places a cross into the box where Wilkinson taps it in for her first. 0-5
The game was played out for the remainder of the time with chances on goal but not finished or saved by Scawthorpe.
Final score: 0-5
Overall – it was a good performance from all the girls that made for a good result. Ellie Adams and Ruby Hackney played their part making it very difficult for the home team to get through on goal. Maddie Hamilton (goalie) stood her ground when Scawthorpe did break through, and her confidence and safe hands ensured the girls finished the game with a clean sheet.
P.O.M. Tove Clayton came close to scoring, but played an important part by getting stuck in with tackles that scuppered Scawthorpe from breaking away.
Next cup game: 14h March
Cup Final – vs Handsworth Juniors
K.O. : 11.00 am (to be confirmed)