The first game of 2021 for Winton Wanderers U13 Flames following the Covid lockdown was a 9v9 home fixture at Cleavleys versus Mossbank JFC from Bolton.
After a cagey and slightly rusty start, Winton built some pressure and were unlucky not to take the lead with a free kick from Lacey tipped over the bar.
The pressure eventually paid off with a poachers finish by new girl Beebs starting up front in her debut. Beebs then added a second with a lovely lob from the edge of the box.
Mossbank’s heads didn’t go down though and Winton’s defenders had to keep winning their forward balls, with captain Olivia, Jackie and twins Evie and Mia ensuring goalie Matilda had little to do and took a clean sheet in at half time.
After the break, Matilda took up position on the right and Beebs went in goal.
The match stayed competitive with Winton having a number of further attempts at goal but failing to make another breakthrough until a late brace from Esme running against tired legs.
The game was played in great spirits with happy faces all round at the end.
Girl of the game: Beebs
Final score: Winton 4-0 Mossbank
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