King's Footballers Excel in Bradfield Match
Our King's girls were on top footballing form in their match against Bradfield College at the weekend.
Although reduced to the necessary 11, King's made an excellent start when Sophie Gillies broke on the right to fire home a low cross goal shot into the far corner after only three minutes.
Bradfield contested and pressed in all areas of the pitch, but a long-range pass from King's opened up opportunities for Victoria Neuefeind (Vicki) and Lannece Hole on the wings and further goals followed. One particular move saw some excellent work in the midfield to put Vicki into the dead-ball line to cut back for Mille MacEacharn to tap home.
In the second half, King's changed from the long-ball and to a shot passing game, which proved just as effective in unlocking the Bradfield defence who were still pressing hard.
The match produced some fantastic individual performances: on more than one occasion Lannece's pace beat the defence to through-balls to slot past the keeper; Nicole Marlow linked well up front and was rewarded with a fine finish from the edge of the box; Jorja Townson added her name to the list of scorers and was her usual competitive self, battling to win the 50/50 ball; and Anna Lewis and Elena Pearce shared the goalkeeping duties as usual, and both made valuable contributions as outfield players. The defensive pairing of Henriette Querner and debutante Chiara Zieger stood firm to repel the repeated attacks and released the ball well to allow King's to spring the counter-attack, while Jess Walrond moved up from right back and finished with style chipping the goalkeeper from the edge of the centre circle.
As the game progressed, our girls rotated to experience unfamiliar playing positions and eventually their defence was breached to give Bradfield a deserved reward for their commitment and positive attitude.
Published on: Thursday, January 1, 1970