Under-nines celebrate a fine win as Saffron Walden PSG enjoy another busy weekend
PUBLISHED: 17:00 17 January 2018
Saffron Walden PSG had another busy weekend with four of their young teams in action.
The under-nines recovered after conceding an early goal against Swavesey Spartans, working hard to record a deserved victory.
The SWPSG girls retained their shape and concentration, with Lila playing well in goal and making some stunning saves, as Amy and Olivia held firm in defence with strong tackles.
Elizabeth dominated midfield areas alongside Alice, as Swavesey struggled to contain Chloe’s pace and still in attack during a stylish display.
The under-13 Blues returned to action after a frustrating six-week break due to bad weather to earn a 1-1 draw with second-placed Isleham Youth.
Having lost their previous clash 6-0, SWPSG had a full squad to choose from and saw Claudia and Lily impress on the wings.
Alice tried to get on the end of some good crosses, with Ella back from a foot injury, as Orla, Belle, Yoyo and Connie stood firm in defence.
Bibi caused problems for the Isleham defence and Alice opened the scoring with a stunning free-kick before the interval.
Chloe impressed on the wing in the second half, but Isleham hit back with a fine solo effort and, although Daisy made a menace of herself, SWPSG had to settle for a share of the spoils.
The under-13 Blacks suffered a disappointing 2-1 loss to Melbourne Dynamos, having looked like winning the match.
The two sides cancelled each other out in the first half, as Ella, Charlotte and Megs worked hard in defence for Walden.
Olivia, Amelia, Izzy and Annabel kept Melboure pinned in their own half, as Ellen made some good breaks on the left. And Izzy hit a post before Melbourne took the lead.
Emily levelled soon after and Walden pushed for a winner, only to be caught out on the break as Melbourne netted again.
It was a similar story for the under-14s, who travelled to Peterborough to take on leaders ICA Sports.
Walden had lost 5-0 to their rivals on the first day of the season, but Rebecca kept the hosts at bay until late in the first half.
SWPSG levelled as Ava won the ball and went on a superb run to slot into the bottom corner, but ICA regained the lead soon after and held on for a 2-1 victory.
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