Reserves vs Chipping Sodbury Report

21st October 2019

CTLFC Reserves 2
Chipping Sodbury 0

Chipping Sodbury:
CTLFC Reserves: Fenton, Marron

By Ben Ware

Cam Cheal’s Development side made it three wins from their last three for their SWRWFL North campaign, coming out on top of a close affair in chipping sodbury.

The game was goalless for most of the 90 minutes. However, this was at no fault of the attackers of either side who made a plethora of scoring chances throughout the game, with Cheltenham’s stand in ‘keeper Alyta Norman performing admirably between the sticks, while her opposite number pulled off a string of excellent saves to keep the score deadlocked.

The game looked to be ending all square until Holly Fenton (pictured) smashed home after a great ball into the danger zone from Caitlin Marron, adding to her 3 assists from last week’s triumph over Weston-super-Mare.

The hosts enjoyed a dominant spell of their own, with efforts hitting the wall from a free kick, having a shot well saved by Norman in the Chelteham goal, and a drive from distance fizzing just wide of the goal.

It looked to be a tense end to the game until Fenton and Marron combined again, this time the scorer turned provider, playing a lovely ball through to Marron who smashed the ball past the keeper to double The Robins’ lead.

Both teams created openings in the latter stages but in the end it finished with the visitors 2 goals to the good, which saw them moving up to 2nd in the league table.

Cheltenham: A. Norman, A. Boyce, A. Barker, N. Sullivan, A. Barnes, J. Wadey, H. Galpin, C. Marron, N. Marshall, H. Fenton, L. Gough.
Subs (rolling): A. Symanowski, B. Young, E. Simpson, J. Lepore


Manager Cameron Cheal was happy with the style of play exhibited by his side:

“Some very good football where we moved the ball from left to right, dictating the game. A really mature performance. It’s fantastic for each and every player that their individual development is being mirrored by positive performances on a match day. We looked dangerous on every attack today, which is great to see but we also showed resilience in keeping out a really good, very well drilled side.

“The girls application to the way we as coaches want them to play was second to none, and we only looked better as the game went on. It was a statement that the opposition were tired after 60 minutes. In my opinion that was down to our hard work rate off the ball and sheer determination to win the ball back high up the pitch.

[Looking to next week’s cup fixture] “Everybody loves a cup competition and a good run in it. We will only approach it in the same way as we have every week but changes and rotation is expected to allow some girls the chance to get minutes under their belt. I’m confident that as a squad we are only getting better each week and the performances are proving this point to be true.

“Today’s result and performance is only a start to what myself, Ben and Andy want from this bunch of players. I’m confident that if we maintain the standards set today we will achieve more than what we set out at the start of the season. The challenge will be to maintain, but we get through it as a squad.”

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