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U13 Football Team achieve sensational win against The Oxford Academy

Posted on: 28/09/2017
Monday 25th September saw the U13 Football team make their debut in the ESFA national cup. It was also the first time DGS have hosted a home football match on our 9v9 pitch as we welcomed Oxford Academy, a school well known for strong football teams across all age groups.

Not only did DGS have the home advantage, the girls were extremely pleased to receive support from members of staff who had taken the time to come out and spur the team on!

The girls started the game well, applying pressure from the start of the game, getting the ball into the final third, but unable to get through Oxford’s deep defence to execute a shot. After 7 minutes of continual threats and a few wide shots, the girls began to find their attacking flow. Ellie White opened the scoring with some neat footwork and a coolly placed shot into the bottom corner.

Thalia and Ellie did a great job in winning the ball high up the pitch, and Thalia began to pull all the strings in her central midfield role. Constantly looking threatening, Thalia completed a solo effort by drilling the ball past the goalkeeper to open her goal-scoring account.

From then on in, the flood gates had opened; Ellie scored her second of the afternoon, and Thalia found the net 3 more times to complete her hat-trick before scoring her fifth with a beautifully taken half volley which rocketed past the helpless defence and keeper.

Not to be outdone, winger Rebecca Agg deservedly found her name on the score sheet after creating plenty of goal-scoring opportunities and assists for her team mates.

The back line stayed well organised, marshalled by skipper Laura Miller, the defence remained tight and dealt with Oxford’s attack well. Final score, DGS 8 – TOA 0

Credit to Oxford for maintaining effort and remaining undeterred in a game which was played in good spirit.

A fantastic display from the U13s who are inspired by DGS previous successes in the national cup. The team look forward to an away draw to Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School in Reading.

Written by PE Department
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