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Year 5/6 Girls Football – Friendly

Today was a very exciting day, because it was time for the Berry Hill year 5/6 girls to play their friendly match against Samuel Barlow Primary Academy. The girls had been excited about a fixture for weeks and they finally had one!

Their excitement showed throughout the whole match as the girls did not stop smiling all the way through the game! This was most of the girls’ first ever football match so what an experience.

The game kicked off and unfortunately the home team ran at goal and scored! It was a shock to the Berry Hill girls. However, they were ready the second time and battled hard. The girls worked hard to stay in position which was really important. Amelia was tight to her marker and made some amazing blocks throughout the game, preventing goals for sure!

Samuel Barlow managed to score a couple more goals in the first half, however, towards the end of the half we started to put on the pressure. Chloe started to win the ball in midfield and pass to Louise. Louise showed her experience by knocking the ball past defenders. She shot on the edge of goal with great power and accuracy, but the goalkeeper managed to get a strong hand to it.

Samuel Barlow came back to attack and had a powerful shot of their own, but Mia pulled out an amazing save. It was that good that the home team and the Berry Hill girls all stopped to applaud her! But the ball was still in play!! Rightly so though, that deserved massive praise.

Half time – 3-0. The girls came in for a team talk and they all had smiles and shared some laughter about the events of the 1st half.

They came out to the second half with more fight and every one of them put in tackles. Isla J was consistently running up and down the left wing to help support the attackers and then support the defenders. On the right wing we had Aimee who was just as hardworking. She was up against an experienced opponent but she made it very difficult for her. To add to this, we had Lexi who made some crucial tackles and blocks in our area to prevent the opposition’s strikers.

Berry Hill was on the attack. Isla P won the ball in midfield and played a superb pass for the strikers, Millie and Louise, who passed it well between them to leave Louise with another chance on goal but unfortunately we could not convert.

Millie was playing as a striker but she showed us how hardworking she was because she was helping out in most areas of the pitch. It was fantastic.

Samuel Barlow managed to get another 2 goals, however in the second half we gained more chances on their goal and we reduced theirs.

At the end of the game we decided to have a penalty shootout. Amelia and Mia managed to score against their exceptional goalkeeper.

What a game! What an experience, everyone really enjoyed it. Their manager said that we have great potential and all we need is more game practise. So, I had better get on the phone to arrange some more! They are looking forward to playing us again.

Well done girls!

Result: 5 – 0 Samuel Barlow