Chances go begging as Vale draw again
10:01am Thursday 10th October 2013 in Penarth sport
VALE GIRLS U16s 2
CAERPHILLY GIRLS U16s 2
FIELDING a full-strength side for the first time this season, the Vale Girls' under-16s soccer side entertained their Caerphilly counterparts at Maslin Park.
Vale opened strongly and dominated the first 15 minutes and, after Ellie Wenger forced a corner, the ball fell to JessThompson whose fine shot struck the crossbar. Continuing to force the pace, Vale had four chances in a five-minute spell but were unable to make the breakthrough until, following a strong run, Ellie Wenger slotted home.
Caerphilly responded by coming more into the game and eventually equalised from the penalty spot.
The rest of the first half was fairly even, with both sides missing opportunities to go ahead.
Vale were back on top at the start of the second period and Chloe Jones was in excellent form, creating numerous chances for the Vale attack, one of which led to a long range shot from Ellie Wenger bouncing over the 'keeper's head. Vale continued to attack but poor finishing let them down time after time, while the Caerphilly 'keeper had a fine game and saved well on three successive occasions.
Chloe Jones then headed wide from a corner and, despite being well on top, Vale continued to miss the chances before the inevitable happened when the midfield conceded possession and the visitors equalised.
The visitors must be praised for withstanding so much pressure by the Vale for whom defenders Niamh Teague and Danni Kerslake were in fine form.
Hopefully, the Vale girls will soon start to convert the many chances they create and start winning games.
Other results: Newport County Ladies 6, Vale Ladies 1; Valleys U14s 1, Vale U14s 5; Port Talbot U12s 0, Vale Athletic 7.