Match Report
Epsom College Girls-U14A vs  Counties
On: Tuesday, 05 Nov 2019
Venue: Away

vs Surbiton High - WON 2-0 (Stephens (R), Jarvis Sobey (Cr))
vs CLFS - WON 5-1 (Gould (Rv) x2, Burke (Rv) x2, Fryer (Rv))

Epsom set out on what is a long journey through the County competition, with a hard start against Surbiton High School. Surbiton stared the brighter of the two teams and put Epsom under a lot of pressure. This was weathered through very good defending at the back from Izzy Benzie (R), Arabella Alderman (Wh), Darcie Walsh (R) and Bella Buck (R). After finding their feet Epsom showed that they could play some great passing hockey. A well worked move starting from the left hand side of the field ended with Amelia Burke (Rv) laying a pass off to Ella Stephens (R) who duly finished the move with a great strike. A second goal would come quickly through Georgie Jarvis Sobey (Cr) with a close range effort off a rebound and at half time it was 2-0 to Epsom. In the second half Surbiton came out of the blocks fast and caused some real problems for the defence. This did not deter the team as they dug in to hold off the Surbiton attacks. The second half continued as a strong defensive display and the game finished 2-0 to Epsom.

With 3 points gained, the team moved on to play CLFS. The match was dominated by Epsom and they really showed how well they could attack. After creating many chances Epsom took a 3-1 lead into half time, with goals from India Gould (Rv), Amelia Burke and Yasi Fryer (Rv). The second half was much the same and Epsom pressed on with two more goals through Burke and Gould. Credit must got to the CLFS goalkeeper who made a string of saves to keep the score to only 5. The team now moves on to the County finals on the 14th November and the girls can really look forward to what should be a thorough test.

Player of the Day: Amelia Burke (Rv) - worked well for the team and crate an important goal in the first game.