Girls shape up well for 11-a-side

PUBLISHED: 10:06 07 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:52 10 June 2010

West Exe 0, Exmouth Amateurs 10: Girls Friendly - Exmouth had their first taste of 11-a-side football.

West Exe 0, Exmouth Amateurs 10: Girls' Friendly - Exmouth had their first taste of 11-a-side football. Despite a big squad of 16 players, and plenty of changes in positions, they still managed to produce a performance packed with good passing football and fine finishing.

Marika Ghiglia opened the scoring, poking home from close range after good work from debutant Beth Wills.

These two struck up an instant understanding as Ghiglia's fine through ball allowed the pacy Wills to pull clear of the defence and finish in style.

Ghiglia added goals number three and four to complete a deserved hat-trick.

It was the two wingers who set up goals five and six as Lara Spires beat her full back squared the ball to Leah Rawlings and her strike from the edge of the box beat the keeper.

Hayley Worsley then sent over a fantastic cross that Emma Cooper cleverly chested over the line.

Two of the next three goals were scored by Player of the Match Georgia Langdon, who fitted in to midfield and produced a fantastic performance.

Langdon scored her first after reacting quickest in the box and her second when she rifled in a shot from the edge of the box.

Worsley added number eight with a cool finish after she had moved up front and she also added the last and probably best goal after a sweeping move from back to front.

Exmouth have the basis and ability to be a good team at 11-a-side if they keep working hard and continue to learn.


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