On Sunday 28 April Bootham Futsal Club – York hosted the fourth and final week of the West Riding Girls Futsal League. After missing week 3 due to other commitments, Bootham were looking for some top performances on their home court. Unfortunately, yet another late drop out from a visiting team left just 3 teams to battle out the final day. Bootham were represented by:

Bootham U14s

Mollie G, Jessica W, Sienna S, Erin E, Ami S, Lewis P, Imogen D, Maygen M and Maja M.

Bootham U15s

Heidi J, Katie H, Ava G, Imogen T, Eleanor C, Lacey B, Hannah B and Hattie F.

Game 01 – Bootham U14s Vs Rothwell U14s

Rothwell took an early lead, but Bootham came storming back with a second post finish from Amie. Smart saves from Jessica keep Bootham in the lead. Late on Rothwell grabbed an equaliser before Maygen snatched the win with a well finished solo goal.

Final Score – Bootham U14s 3 – Rothwell U14s 2

Game 02 – Bootham U14s Vs Bootham U15s

In the first game of the home sides, the U15s took an early lead with a smart goal from Hattie. Straight from the kick-off Mollie equalised with her trademark toe poke. The U14s took the lead when Erin smashed the ball home. Both sides created chance, but Heidi and Jess were on top form. Late on a free kick saw Maja smash home from just outside the D.

Final Score – Bootham U14s 3 – Bootham U15s 1

Game 03 – Bootham U15s Vs Rothwell U14s

Rothwell started on the front foot, and only Heidi stopped them taking the lead. The U15s broke the deadlock when Hattie finished a great solo effort. Rothwell equalised with a long range shot from a corner. Bootham hammered the Rothwell goal, but some smart saves kept them out. With two minutes to go Hattie scored to restore Bootham’s lead but with the last kick of the game Rothwell grabbed an equaliser.

Final Score – Bootham U15s 2 – Rothwell U14s 2

Game 04 – Bootham U14s Vs Rothwell U14s

Rothwell took an early lead when the ceased on a poor Bootham pass. Both goalkeepers were again making fantastic saves, keeping the score at 1-0 to the visitors. Rothwell extended their lead with a well taken finish. Bootham never gave, but they just couldn’t beat the Rothwell keeper.

Final Score – Bootham U14s 0 – Rothwell U14s 2

Game 05 – Bootham U14s Vs Bootham U15s

The game started with few chances for either side, both passing the ball well, just unable to finish. The deadlock was finally broken when Hannah stabbed home a rebound after a good save from Jess. Mollie scored the equaliser for the U14s with another toe poke finish before her second of the game gave the U14s the lead. The U15s came back with a rebound smashed home by Imogen, before she won the game with a long range shot.

Final Score – Bootham U14s 2 – Bootham U15s 3

Game 06 – Bootham U15s Vs Rothwell U14s

In the last game of the day the U15s dominated the early stages with Lacey first hitting the bar and then the post. She wasn’t to be denied when she finally broke the deadlock with a smart finish. They extended their lead when Imogen scored after a great run and cross from Lacey. Bootham went further ahead with a goal for Eleanor before a late rally for Rothwell saw them grab 2 late goals.

Final Score – Bootham U15s 3 – Rothwell U14s 2

Players of the Match

U14s as picked by Coach Paul – Imogen D – One of her best days in a Bootham shirt. Tackled and was physical for the whole game and looked dangerous going forward, and grabbed goal as well! Top performance Imogen

U15s as picked by Coach Ava – Hannah B – Looking more and more like a lady’s players in each and every game. A natural leader with great communication and looking very comfortable on a futsal court, awesome performance Hannah!

A huge thank you to Rothwell for travelling to York – we hope you had a fab day and look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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