Winton Ospreys took on a very strong Under 12s girls team from Bolton Wanderers, which was always going to be the toughest test to date for the Ospreys, and it certainly proved to be so.
A very physical, tough girls’ team from Bolton Wanderers. Who were the better team first half, with their tough tackling and no-nonsense approach. They did not allow the Ospreys any time on the ball, and Ospreys had long spells of defending in there own half and relying on 3 or 4 good saves from keeper Luke Morrison to keep them in it.
The Ospreys rarely threatened the Bolton goal in the first half, and inevitably the girls from Bolton got the breakthrough just before half time with a well taken free kick and went in at the break with a well-deserved lead.
After a chat and shake up at Half time, the Ospreys came out firing and gone were the cobwebs and poor slow first half performances by many, with Ospreys levelling early on in the second half with a neat finish from Adam Breeze assisted by Owen Glascoe.
Then one became two with a neat move down the left side from Alex Openshaw laying in Adam Breeze to neatly put the ball across the six yard box for Tymek Lucarz to slot home from close range.
Ospreys were pressing much harder and faster in the second half and had finally turned up for the fight. Then a ball over the top from Joshua Odowd put Adam breeze clean through to net his second with a cool one on one finish.
This quickly became 3 and his hat trick, with another finish with just the goalie to beat.
Ospreys didn’t have it all their own way second half, with the girls from Bolton always a threat, and physically strong but the Ospreys matched them all the way second half but had to rely on goalkeeper Luke Morrison several times second half, keeping out a couple of goal bound efforts.
Despite the score line, in the end, this was a very very tough encounter for Ospreys who through togetherness, both physically and mentally, and with determination and teamwork got the job done.
By the end of the game Ospreys new they had been in a battle, and a battle they came out on top of.