Second piece of silverware for Ammies Girls under-14s
PUBLISHED: 10:54 29 April 2009 | UPDATED: 10:51 10 June 2010
EXMOUTH Amateurs girls under-14 side picked up their second piece of silverware within a week with a 3-1 success over Kingskerswell to retain the League Cup Trophy.
EXMOUTH Amateurs girls under-14 side picked up their second piece of silverware within a week with a 3-1 success over Kingskerswell to retain the League Cup Trophy.The early exchanges saw Ammies struggle to find any real rhythm and, with the opposition on top, it took some sterling work by the defensive unit of Toni Brooks, Lauren Hillman, Natalie Volpini and Sammy Griffiths, in front of keeper Katie Burnett, to deny Kingskerswell the early advantage.As the game wore on, though, the Ammies began to make their presence felt.The tempo increased significantly as central midfield pair Laura Allen and Leah Rawlings took charge.From the solid base that the industrious duo were able to establish, the ball began to get moved quickly to the flanks where wingers Hayley Worsley and Beth Wills became a real threat.After Holly Burdick and Marika Ghiglia had both been denied by smart saves, Ammies finally made the breakthrough when Brooks fed Worsley and, when the ball was swung into the six yard box Ghiglia pounced to score.The lead was doubled within five minutes and it was a goal of real quality. Volpini won the ball, passed to Wills out on the left. Wills tucked it inside to Allen who, in turn, played it square to Rawlings who beat a defender before rifling the ball into the back of the net.It was not until midway through the second half that two became three when Worsley netted and, with 15 minutes remaining, the battling opposition got a goal back with a long-range shot, but that proved to be the end of the game's scoring and Ammies ran out richly-deserved double, trophy-winners.