We were pleased to welcome Belhaven to play on the newly resurfaced small astro. Belhaven brought seven Under 9s and did very well to play two games, against our blue team and then against the yellow squad. The Blue team played first with Belhaven taking the centre pass. Cargilfield went onto the attack very quickly and whilst Belhaven defended strongly, Savannah was determined to score. She managed to do so four times in the first half, often as a result of fine passes coming from Esme, Maddie and Lucy. I was very pleased to see the girls playing the ball wide and also occasionally backwards for the first time. Izzy was skilful in getting the ball midfield and then passing it on. She had a shot on goal herself, which ended up going in off a Belhaven player.
The second half was closer with Belhaven scoring their own goal. They had further possession of the ball in the D, but Lyla and Amalia had upped their game and I was pleased to see much stronger clearances from both of them. Lucy played some super passes into the Belhaven D and both Esme and Izzy scored further goals, two each. Super play from the Blue team resulted in a Cargilfield win of 9 goals to 1.
Belhaven showed great stamina having only a short rest before they played the Yellow squad. We did have some lovely skills from Isabella dragging the ball right and passing it on and Athena and Bea in particular working hard but we seemed unable to score. Belhaven defended very well and thwarted our attempts. Emilia injured herself unfortunately and Hattie valiantly came on to take her place. Hattie and especially Tessa worked hard to clear the ball but Belhaven were too strong and they managed to score 4 goals against us. Final Score Belhaven 4 Cargilfield 0.
We enjoyed a good chat and a fine match tea and were pleased to have avoided a very heavy shower!