Match Report
Epsom College Girls-U16A vs  Brighton College
On: Thursday, 07 Nov 2019
Venue: Away

WON 5-2

Having not played much together this season the U16As put in a stellar performance away at Brighton, coming out 5-2 winners. The first half saw a slow start, as the girls got into the rhythm of the game. However, after 10 minutes the deadlock was broken, as Farrah Stephens-Martin (M) broke down the right side to set up Anna Russell (R) for a close range goal. Epsom showed dominance but could not turn this pressure into goals and the first half ended 1-0 in favour of Epsom, thanks to an excellent save from Delphine Ayitey-Hammond (Rv) late on. The second half really saw Epsom get into their stride. After winning a number of corners, Gina Liebenberg (Rv) duly slotted home two to increase the lead. Epsom pressed on and created some excellent open play opportunities, with Emily Long (R) setting up Juliette Walsh (R) for a far post deflection and some lovely play down the left side of the field from Anna Russell helped Liebenberg complete her hat-trick to give Epsom a 5-0 lead with 10 minutes left. With the game dead and buried, Brighton were able to come back into the game with two late goals. However, it was too little, too late, and Epsom ran out 5-2 winners. The girls can move on the next round with confidence after playing some very good passing hockey.

Goal Scorers: Liebenberg (Rv) x3, Russell (R), Walsh (R)
Player of the Match: Gina Liebenberg (Rv)