Broxbourne United Phoenix U10s (2021/22)


Player

Position

Played

Goals

Assists

C/Sheets

Matilda

GK

10

0

0

6

Lottie

TBC

8

2

4

0

Amelia

TBC

10

2

3

0

Florence

TBC

10

3

0

1

Savannah

TBC

10

20

8

0

Yasmin

TBC

10

9

7

0

Chloe

TBC

10

7

2

0

Jessica

TBC

9

1

1

0

Alicja

TBC

9

3

0

0


Danny (Manager)

Latest Match Report

20/11/2021 v Welwyn Pegasus



The Phoenix played at home this week against Welwyn Pegasus U10 – a reverse of last week’s away fixture. With a couple of important players missing the team played without any substitutes. To keep their energy levels going throughout the game, the girls played in several positions throughout the game as they rotated and covered for each other.
The game started relatively tense with both teams pressing each when out of possession. Passes were being intercepted, and attacks were being frustrated by stubborn defending from both teams.
Broxbourne started to gain the upper hand. FL made some important interventions at the back and moved the ball forward with her passing out to the wings. AW and YC worked tirelessly down the flanks, finding space with their movement and passing. They took turns weaving the ball into the box to create opportunities for their teammates. Welwyn were now on the back foot and Broxbourne started to grow in confidence. The pressure paid off. After 12 minutes, SDB scored two goals in two minutes to see Broxbourne ahead. Both goals were from outside the box and left the goalkeeper no chance of saving them. The quick succession of the goals proved to be the catalyst for the attacking play that followed.
In the 24th minute, LS, still recovering from an earlier challenge, made a dangerous run into the box. She was tripped over by the opposition and awarded a penalty. She made no mistake in deciding where to plant the ball and she dispatched a powerful strike high into the top net. The goalkeeper was rooted to the spot. CD played both in attack and defence in the first half. She made several important clearances and when upfront she stretched the Welwyn defence with her movement and her crosses into the box. Despite picking up a knock, she carried on fighting for the team.
MK encouraged her teammates throughout the half and made a number of confident saves when needed. As the half drew to a close, she bravely pounced on a dangerous loose ball in the box before any Welwyn player could get to it.
Half-time
YC ensured that Broxbourne built on the momentum from the first half. She calmly dictated play from the back and ran forward to support the attacks. She was unlucky to see one long range strike hit the post and she almost scored with a cheeky lob over the goalkeeper. SDB found herself in possession deep in the Phoenix half. She ran the ball into the opposition side, taking out the defence with her pace. She found herself one on one with the goalkeeper and pelted the ball into the back of the net. She later added a fourth goal, an equally brilliant long range curling effort from the right wing. Despite the big lead the girls still fought for every ball. This was even more impressive given that they had no opportunity to rest, and that the opposition were given an extra player. AW and LS continuously hassled the Welwyn attack. They worked together to chase down the opposition and divert any attack away from goal. When Broxbourne were on the attack, they both took turns bursting forward in support. They did not stop running and Welwyn were unable to match their energy. FL, playing upfront, made several menacing runs at the Welwyn defence. She exploited the space that she created with her movement, and in the 42nd minute she found herself unmarked in the opposition box. She controlled the ball that was passed to her by SDB and blasted it passed the goalkeeper. The final goal came in the 47th minute. Broxbourne had a corner which Welwyn were unable to clear. The ball bounced in front of CD. She quickly glanced at the goal and launched a shot into the back of the net. MK ensured that Broxbourne kept the clean sheet. With only a few minutes left she made an important double save, pushing away a shot on goal, before jumping onto the rebound and claiming the ball. She gave it her all to protect the clean sheet. POTM was SDB – despite a hand injury, she played well in several positions today, battling for every ball and scoring four goals (including a great solo run and absolute screamer). TOTW is CD – played through the game, even after picking up a knock early on. Solid in defence and creative upfront with a goal thrown in too. All credit to the girls today for their energy, resilience, and determination. Thanks also to Doug, for stepping in as referee.

Upcoming Fixtures

11/12/2021

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