GIRLS' FOOTBALL: Spits Under 17s exact revenge
6:00am Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in Sport
AFTER suffering a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Moretonville Juniors two weeks ago Swindon Spitfires Under 17s got their revenge with a 2-1 win this weekend.
The hosts enjoyed the majority of the possession in the opening period without testing the opposition keeper and also looked comfortable at the back, but they had to wait until two minutes after the break to take the lad.
Sarah Uzzell latched on to the through-ball on the right before cutting in and powering past the keeper, but the goal was soon wiped out when Spitfires keeper Lisa Matthews thumped a clearance straight into Moretonville forward Kerrie Cope and the ball flew into the back of the net.
Despite the setback Spitfires worked hard to get the winner, and it came in the 67th minute when Cheyenne Clark seized on a weak goal kick and comfortably slotted past the keeper.
Spitfires Under 15s also tasted success as they beat local rivals Highworth Juniors 3-1 thanks to goals from Poppy Cottrill, Meghan Larkin and Katie Dellow.
The Swindon side dominated play in midfield and took the lead when Cottrill swept home an Amy Connaghan corner and the advantage was doubled when larkin held off her defender to turn and score.
It looked like it was 3-0 when Emma Howe converted a penalty, but the referee ordered the kick to be retaken and at the second time of asking the Highworth keeper pulled off a good save.
Spitfires were soon able to take the game beyond their opponents, though, when Dellow finished well from a well placed Howe free kick.
Highworth managed a consolation through Charlotte Weisinger but it was too little too late.
The under 14s ran out 8-0 winners over Carterton Town with Chantelle Scott netting a hat trick and Lucy Goodright, Natalie Goodright, Anabel Hill, Katie Donovan and Georgia Botfield grabbing the goals.
The club were also successful at under 13 level with a 4-0 win over FC Chippenham thanks to goals from Georgia Brown, Tamzin Davis, Charlotte Tinson, and Gipsy Viveash, and the under 12s kept up their 100 per cent record with a closely fought 2-1 win over Crowmarsh thanks to strikes from Aimee Prinzi and Shannon King.
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