Chances go begging in league draw
12:02pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in Sport
COED DRAGONS 3
VALE GIRLS U16s 3
AN excellent Blackwood pitch for this U16s league clash allowed both teams to produce some good football.
Building on their early control, the home side took an early lead when they seized on a weak back pass, but Vale responded immediately and a fine through ball by Ellie Wenger in midfield brought the equaliser from Jess Thompson.
Another poor back pass allowed Coed to regain the lead after 20 minutes and, although Vale then exerted a period of pressure, they were unable to break down a tough defence before half time.
Although the second half started well for the Vale, they conceded a penalty for hand ball which was saved by Rebeca Egerstrom. Vale continued to create a series of chances which Chloe Jones, Ellie Wenger and Emilly Hill were unable to convert. Jones then collected the ball in her own half and, after a superb individual run, beat the Coed 'keeper with a fine shot
Almost straight away, a Coed corner caused confusion in the visiting defence and the home side were back in front after a simple tap in.
Vale then took control and, after several excellent efforts, Hill made a fine run down the left and gave the 'keeper no chance with a shot into the top corner. Vale had chances to win but were unable to capitalise.
Both sides played some excellent football in a good spirit, but the Vale must stop giving away 'cheap' goals and take more of the chances they are creating if they are to start winning games. Outstanding for Vale was Georgia Atkinson, Niamh Teague and Wenger, while Grace Samuel showed some nice touches in only her second game for the team.
Next week the Vale face a stern test at home to unbeaten Cardiff City.