Tough Win after 3 Week Break
By Lee Lawrence
Even contest ends in victory for a rusty U15's.
Its been a few weeks since the last game for the girls which showed in the early stages as they struggled to get their passing game going.
This led to a really scrappy, even contest and Crompton got themselves ahead after a long ball out of defence released their striker who finished well giving Lucy in goal no chance. This proved to be a wake up call for the Tameside girls who slowly but surely began to get on top.
Some good work in midfield led to the equaliser as Sophie played a perfect pass into the path of Holly C who finished calmly.
It was great to see Jodie back after her recent injury and she was marshalling the defence superbly with Savannah, Megan and Ellie all having solid games alongside her, keeping the Crompton threat to a minimum with only a few isolated attacks.
Chanelle , Kira and Abbie started to get to grips with the midfield, Abbie getting forward to support Holly C which led to a fine attempt which the opposition keeper did well to save.
Georgia and Ella where introduced to give Sophie and Kira a well deserved rest and Tameside continued to put pressure on the Crompton defence. As usual Xara was working hard on he left and was linking well with Abbie and blocking the Crompton full back at every opportunity.
Half time 1-1 which is a fair reflection on the play so far.
The second half was a totally different story to the first as Tameside began to dominate the midfield area and create lots of chances.
Channelle was really beginning to shine in the middle, breaking up play and creating chances by linking brilliantly with Georgia and Sophie.
It was no surprise when Tameside took the lead producing goal of real quality when the ball was won back by the defence and Kira showed great composure to play a perfect through ball into Ellas path, Ella was proving to be a real handful for the full back since her introduction, ran onto the pass, had an excellent first touch and placing the ball into the bottom corner of the Crompton net.
Tameside continued pressing forward with Sophie, Georgia, Chanelle and Holly C all having efforts saved by the keeper, who was having a superb game. The match was over as a contest when Sophie played a pinpoint pass into the box which Abbie calmly slotted passed the keeper into the back of the net.
The Tameside girls continued to press but where unable to add to their goals tally but by this time the job was done and another great win to keep them level on points with Droylsden.
Report by Warren.