Lichfield Diamonds junior football round-up

Alveston Girls U15 1 Lichfield Diamonds Girls U15 9: Lichfield took the lead through Shannon B-Jones, but this couldn’t disguise their lack of composure on the ball during the opening 25 minutes.

Left-back Holly Jackson was instrumental in preserving Lichfield’s lead with a number of good tackles as Alveston’s quick forwards tried to take advantage of sloppy play from the visitors.

But Diamonds shrugged off the disappointment of a second missed penalty in as many weeks as a long throw from Danni Jones found its way through to the unmarked Stevie Kneller who made no mistake.

A chat at half time about keeping the ball and picking a pass rather than playing forward too early had the desired effect with the city side much better in the second half. Another Connie Shutt hat-trick, two from Alison Livermore another from Jones and a first goal for knew signing Chelsea Mosson rounded off a good win against fourth placed Alveston.

Keeper Sophie White was unsighted for Alveston’s goal early in the second half but she did pull off a tremendous diving save to hang onto a well struck shot from just outside the box late on.

Player of the match: Holly Jackson.

Lichfield Diamonds Girls U11  7  Sherwin Girls FC U11 1: Diamonds U11’s played some great passing football and worked hard against a competitive Sherwin side.

Quickly rewarded for all their hard work, early goals from Niamh Bowdler and Molly Matthews seemed to settle Diamonds who looked comfortable in possession.

Three more goals for Matthews, Bowdler and a cool finish from Chelsea Czekeryla, after some good work from Rhianna Cleverley, sealed the points.

In goal for the second half Cerys Wilson made some brave saves at the other end with the help of her strong defence.

Lichfield Diamonds Girls U10 2 Wednesfield Girls U10 1: In the battle of the early season league pacesetters, Diamonds never really got their passing game together and the first touch often let them down too often during the first half.

Just as they began to settle Lichfield fell behind to a break away goal.

Diamonds improved in the second period, opening the visiting defence up and forcing several good saves from the keeper.

But eventually the pressure told when Charlotte Jarvis, who bossed the midfield, fed Libby Queen who gave the keeper no chance with a well placed shot.

The home side were rampant now and drove forward in search of the winner. Jade Butler came on to add a bit of bit of bite and muscle up front.

Megan Davey had more impact as the game went on and it was her and Queen that set up Jarvis for the winner, after taking forever to get her shot away it seemed the chance had gone abut she squeezed the ball inside the post.

Other results:
Lichfield Diamonds Girls U14 2 Wednesbury Girls  U14 3
Lichfield Diamonds Girls U13 9 Sherwin Girls U13 1
St Georges Girls U11 0 Lichfield Diamonds Girls U11 7
Lichfield Diamonds Boys u12 3 Repton Boys U12 3

Advertisements