School Sport: Marshalls Park girls go out
PUBLISHED: 10:26 07 November 2015 | UPDATED: 16:38 08 November 2015
National Cup: Priory School 4 Marshalls Park 1
Marshalls Park’s under-14 girls bowed out of the ESFA PlayStation Schools’ Cup after a brave effort in Orpington.
Under difficult conditions the visitors battled hard, playing on a 3G pitch, as the ball moved a lot faster than the Marshalls pupils were used to.
Priory constantly pressured the Park defence and took a 2-0 lead, before a tactical substitution put Anderson at right back and her helped to close down all options.
Centre-back P Le Beau was faultless in her defence and effort throughout the game and goalkeeper Hadrava had a busy game and made some quality saves, playing some fast balls out to Ellis and Johnson in attack.
After some nice link-up play and a huge throw-in from Anderson, Park halved the deficit as A Le Beau pounced on a deflection to slot home and maintain her high scoring record.
Substitutes Dann, Riches and Turley brought fresh legs to the game and put in a solid effort, keeping pressure on until the last minute, but Park were outplayed by a physically stronger and fitter team.
Coach Miss Whitley said: “I’m happy with the team’s performance. There are clearly areas of development to be made and we will be addressing this in training over the coming weeks in preparation for the remaining Essex and National Cup under-13 fixtures.
“I must make a special mention to super supporters Mr and Mrs Le Beau, who attend almost as many games as the team!”
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