U14 Girls Cup Competition 2020 - 2021
- competition : U14 Girls Cup Competition 2020 - 2021
- date : 05/06/2021
- time : 12:00
- comment :
Today we came up against MFA and these encounters have always been challenging, especially for us as we do not play on natural grass pitches often.
There were two main battles today, the weather (which was extremely hot) and nerves. As MFA recently got a win against us, it was important to we came here and played positively.
Both teams really spent the first 15 mins getting adjusted and we took the lead on 20 mins, followed by a 2nd goal 14 mins later. We did get a scare midway through the 2nd half with a glorious strike from distance to bring the game to 1-2. We were able to secure the victory with 3 late goals after working hard and keeping MFA running throughout the game.
For us, we adapted to the conditions, instead of our usual build up play with passing on the ground we opted for a more direct style of play using the surface and conditions to our advantage to keep MFA running but towards their own goal.
Girls football is becoming more techincal and tactical and here was a fine examples where we did employ our usual passing pattern principles to play a more direct game. It allowed us to work on range of passing and weigh of pass so we're able to adapt to situations but also exploit teams in various ways.
We worked very well in our counter pressing and I was impressed with how both sets of players managed to play in the heat.
As always we're greatful to be in the Cup Final and look forward to the occaision.
- Crystal Palace FC (Women)
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