Captain’s Report – Swansea 3rds v Gowerton

Unlucky result for the girls today. The final score doesn’t reflect on the standard of play that the girls demonstrated from start to finish. 
The first half was evenly match, showing good structure and team work from both sides. Despite the many opportunities the ladies had on goal we were unable to get one passed their goal keeper who was making some awesome saves. Out on the pitch the girls demonstrated some excellent team work and support. Defensive played awesome and utilised the switch perfectly taking the pressure off. 
After the half time talk there was nothing really to change other than the fact that we wanted the win more! The second half went more in our favour with majority of play being in our attacking half and again despite the outstanding efforts from the girls we were unable to get the goal. As the half continued Swansea managed to make a break which resulted in a goal from their captain. Despite this the girls still showed determination and drive. Keeping the structure and demonstrating excellent team work. 
The 1-0 defeat is disheartening and I personally feel we should have come away with the win. But I am so proud of the team for their efforts today. It just happens to be one of those things. I would personally like to thank all the girls who played today for their positivity and support they have for each other both on and off the pitch. 
Captains player for me this week is a tricky one as each player gave their all. Cath Fuge held the middle well, Ali Discombe demonstrated some great play as a right mid-fielder and Katie Young made some good decisions switching the ball out wide taking the pressure off the defence. My Captains player today I would like to give to Hannah Preuss-Edwards along with Katie she showed great strength on the back line, her decision making was excellent and she made some brilliant tackles. Hannah read the game well today, well Done. 

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Captain’s Report – Radnor vs Gowerton

Great effort from the ladies this week resulting in a 3 – 0 victory over Radnor.

 

The girls worked really well together this week and there was good moral on the pitch, giving a good buzz to the game. The first half of the game the ladies attacked strongly and with great determination, and soon after the starting whistle a goal came from Nicola Tucker.

The ladies continued the high standard of play, with the majority of play being within our attacking half. The demonstration of excellent team work and drive resulted in 2 further goals. One from Jess Williams and an amazing rebound volley from Rhia Cannon (I don’t know what was more entertaining, her goal or her reaction for scoring haha).

 

The second half of the game the girls really settled into it and continued to demonstrate excellent team work. Radnor came back fighting and picked up their standard of game putting the ladies under pressure at times, however despite opportunities from shots and short corners Radnor where unable to securer a goal resulting in a clean sheet for Rhi Phiilips this week. Rhi is continually improving in goal and is making some out-standing saves.

 

During this week’s game Paige Hobbs and Rhia Cannon demonstrated some lovely pair work, showing some lovely play down the right hand side of the pitch. I feel the girls really gelled and complimented each other’s level of play. For this reason and her outstanding goal I would like to give my Captains player to Rhia Cannon. well done!

Gowerton v Cardiff Medics – Captain’s Report

A tough game for the ladies this week.

First half started off very defensively, with the girls not able to get out of their defensive half for the first 15 minutes. However, after much battling the girls made a break through and ventured into the opponents D which resulted in a goal from Nicola Tucker, giving the ladies the confidence they needed. The first half continued very defensively with Cardiff medics having plenty of opportunity to score. After many short corner opportunities Cardiff were successful in securing a goal, making the half time score 1-1.

After a constructive half time talk the ladies started the second half confident and strong, demonstrating good team work. The hard worked paid off with another goal from Nicola Tucker. This boosted the teams sprits. However, Cardiff medics soon secured another goal taking the score to 2-2. Despite the outstanding defensive work demonstrated by the girls, especially the back line, the girls were unsuccessful in stopping Cardiff from securing a 3rd goal, making the final score 3-2 to Cardiff medics.

I would like to give my Captains player to Rhiannon Simms for her outstanding defence during the whole game, committing to every tackle and stopping several short corner straight strikes.

I was fortunate enough to secure Man of the match voted by the opponents.

Captain’s Report – Gowerton vs Cardiff Uni 3rds

Captain’s report

Another good game for the ladies.

The first half seemed very frantic but the girls started off strong, managing to keep the structure and attack with confidence resulting in a goal from Nicola Tucker, taking us 1-0 up at half time.

After a constructive half-time talk the girls remained confident and demonstrated this on the pitch, continuing the good performance from the first half. After much battling Cardiff were successfully in scoring a goal which came from a volley of one of their forwards. Despite the great efforts from the girls and number of opportunities the girls were unlucky in conceding a second goal resulting in the score being 1 all at the full-time whistle.

I feel the score doesn’t reflect on the outstanding efforts and team work from the girls, as they kept the standard high throughout.

Final Score was 1-1