In a historical moment for the Etone Football Education Academy in partnership with West Bromwich Albion the female side started their first game together on Thursday 12th October. Before the match the team were asked to start on the front foot and show a very attacking approach. Make the pitch as big as they could and use the space created effectively. A fantastic start saw the ladies 2-0 up in the first 10 minutes. Understandably the intensity dropped as the ladies became more comfortable which in turn allowed the opposition to break and pull a goal back. However conceding reignited that intensity and seen the ladies go back on the attack adding another 3 goals before the break to go in 5-1 up.
The message at half time was clear…. keep up the intensity but remember to stay focused defensively. The ladies stuck to their task adding a 6th early in the second half before settling down, keeping possession and being more patient. A little rotation in player positions to test the ladies adaptability didn’t alter the flow of the game and a 7th goal was added. A lapse in concentration allowed the opposition a second but was met almost instantly with an 8th for a newly formed girls side.
Full time 8-2 and a happy start to the season
A very good attacking display from our young ladies that on another day could of scored even more!
If you please see any of the players around College please congratulate them on a very mature performance 😊