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Windsor & Eton u8 Doves

Charlie Norman20 May - 20:55
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The Doves road to the final….

Having found ourselves in the quarter finals and winning 7-0, we faced strong competition in the Semi’s against a team we’d lost to earlier in the season. It was a very tough game but we came out winners with a 3-1 score!

We knew the final would be tough, the opposition had very similar results to us so we had to be strong. The girls (and coaches & parents) were very nervous so we had to have a strong start, which we did. We piled on lots of pressure and did some fantastic linking passes. The girls kept their positions well and put in strong tackles where needed. We went ahead after a penalty was given for hand ball, Rae stepped up and although the first shot was saved she followed up well and scored!

We kept the pressure up but a great shot by Tilehurst meant they levelled the score. Some great tackles and passes were made by Niamh and Megan. Half time meant we could re-group and focus on what we needed to do, we went out strong again but Tilehurst were certainly making it very hard for us. The ball came through to Mae who had a great touch and dribbled through finding herself 1:1 with the keeper and slotted it home, this was Mae’s first goal for the Doves and what a great time to score!!

We had to focus and continued to play some great football at times, some great tackles were made by Sienna but the ball came free for Millie who managed to get her shot off and score - 3-1! We continued to play well, with Mae-Louise and the rest of the team making some good passes. However Tilehurst were certainly not giving up without a fight, and managed to score 3-2.

Tilehurst continued to pile on the pressure but with some amazing saves by Amelia who had previously run her heart out, we kept them at 3-2 until the final whistle! Amazing team work by all the girls, they never gave up and played some great football. They should be incredibly proud of themselves.

Nicola and Claire.

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