On Thursday 26th January the girls B team travelled to Town Farm for a friendly. The majority of these girls have never played football for the school before so nerves and excitement were high.
Both teams were extremely well matched and the majority of the game was spent in the middle of the pitch with both sides only creating several clear scoring opportunities. It was Town Farm who scored first, their striker left unmarked in the box and with a low drive found the bottom corner.
It wasn’t long before Buckland got a foothold in the game and began pressing their opposition. Before long, Isabelle found herself in front of goal and poked it into the bottom corner, scoring her first ever goal for the school.
In the second half both teams were pushing for the winner. Buckland had a couple of early chances but couldn’t get it over the line. Then a miscommunication at the back left a Town Farm player unmarked who dribbled the ball in past our goalkeeper. Town Farm could have scored a third if it wasn’t for an incredible point-blank save from Cailin.
Buckland almost had an equaliser through Isabelle who wrong footed the defender and blasted a shot high, which was heading for the top corner only for the goalkeeper to somehow get a hand to it, an impressive save.
At full time the score was 2 – 1 to Town Farm but take nothing away from the Buckland girls, they were fantastic. For their first ever game, they should all be extremely proud of themselves. I can’t wait for the next match these girls play, their confidence will only grow after that performance.