On Sunday 23rd October, Bootham Girls U13s took on Adwick Warriors U13s from Doncaster at York University Sport Hall.

Bootham Futsal Club were represented by:

Lexi B (Captain), Jessica W, Olivia A, Lacey B, Molly G, Poppy G, Jessica H, Anna W, Erin E and Imogen D.

The game started with both teams finding their feet on the court, with early chances at both ends. Adwick took the lead with a well taken finish. Bootham were confidently passing the ball about, looking to move the opposition about. Poppy grabbed the equaliser when she intercepted a pass and ran through to finish smartly. Adwick took the lead again with a great finish before Molly equaliser with a close range first time shot.

Half Time: Bootham U13s Girls’ Futsal 2 – 2 Adwick Warriors U13s

Bootham started the second half much more on the front foot and made the Adwick goalkeeper make several smart saves. Bootham took the lead when Poppy used her pace to outstrip the Adwick defence before rolling the ball into the bottom corner. The goal of the game came when Jessica H chased a long through ball, which the keeper cleared straight to her. She calmly controlled the ball and rolled it into an empty net for a classy finish. Adwich scored with a minute to go to set up a nervy finish, but Bootham held out.

Full Time: Bootham U13s Girls’ Futsal 4 – 3 Adwick Warriors U13s

Player Of The Match was Imogen D – Playing in her first competitive match for Bootham, she made some fantastic tackles and her forward passing was near perfect. She never gave up and made a couple of outstanding recovery runs to stop the opposition from scoring. Have we found another gem?

Click here to watch the Bootham Girls’ U13s Goals

A special thank you to Junior Roberti and York Futsal for allowing us to play before their cup game against Derby.

Click here to watch the full match

Final thoughts of a coach – I was particularly impressed by the way all the girls tried to play futsal, they passed the ball very well and looked to be patient, something they have never really done before. Thank you so much to Adwick for travelling to York for the game. Considering they had never played futsal, they did fantastically well, and we look forward to playing them again very soon. I was particularly pleased by all the girls who were making their futsal debuts for Bootham, all of them were superb. Finally thoughts goes to Aide, he has never been in charge of a futsal team before, lots of things for him to take away. Overall a very satisfied day for everyone involved with Bootham!

Click here to see the images from the match

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