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Action from Evesham United Girls Under 18s vs Camrose Inferno at the Jubilee Stadium on Saturday 14th July. Evesham went down 4-2 to the Canadian team.
Action from Wolves Girls Under 18s vs Evesham United in Central Warwickshire League match on 2nd March. Photos by Clive Jones.
11th May Coundon Court 2 – 4 Evesham United
Evesham United U18 Girls finished their league season with a convincing 4-2 victory away to Coundon Court. With the Central Warwickshire Cup Final to look forward next week, the Evesham girls started the brighter with a high tempo and good passing.
After ten minutes Evesham had already had three chances to take the lead though the returning Shannon Murphy, Hannah Campbell and Zoe Pygott looking hungry for goals with a chance a piece. Pygott eventually broke the deadlock with a burst though middle and a composed finish past the keeper. Evesham quickly doubled their lead with Hannah Campbell latching onto a goalkeeping error to put the ball into an empty net. The second goal stirred the hosts into life with a couple of meaningful attacks and the Evesham players were thankful to hear the halftime whistle.
Coundon continued to press in the second half, the pressure paying off with a well worked goal. Evesham then got a grip on midfield with Hannahs Watts and Kedward looking for the wide outlets of Kelly Fowkes and Sophie Griffiths.
Shortly after Evesham got a third with another clinical finish from the inform Pygott twelve yards out. Coundon came back on the attack and scored to get back to 3-2 with the majority of the second half still to play.
Coundon put the pressure on to find another but with no success. The back three partnership of Beth Guy, Lauren Cowley and Amy Campbell holding strong and Millie Meadows breaking down the opponents play in her familiar position in front of the defence.
With the home team committing players forward, Coundon were leaving gaps at the back and were undone once again, Pygott finishing from close range to complete a deserved hat-trick.
Evesham closed out the game to secure a deserved victory before the Cup final next week, and confirmed them in 2nd position in a tough league with the likes of Coventry, TNS and Walsall all finishing behind the Cup finalists.
U18 Girls Central Warks Cup Semi Final:
9.3.13 Evesham United U18 Girls 2-0 Coventry City U18 Girls
Evesham earned a place in the Central Warwickshire U18 Open Cup Final v Wolves Girls after a hard fought win against Coventry City.
It was Coventry who started the better and pegged Evesham back early on however the United Girls with the speed of wingers Sophie Griffiths and Hannah Lowerson on the wings looked dangerous on the break.
After fending off a few Coventry corners Evesham started to get a foothold in the game with Hannah Watts, Millie Meadows and Hannah Kedward taking a grip on midfield. After 20 minutes it was Watts who fed a ball through to Evesham striker Zoe Pygott who slipped the ball under the keeper for an Evesham lead. The midfield battle continued with Coventry continuing to push and a minute before half time their striker slipped through the Evesham defence only to be denied by a great save from Clare Hampton the Evesham keeper to keep the game 1-0 at half time. In the second half Coventry continued to have a lot of possession but the defence of Amy Campbell, Lauren Cowley, Kelly Fowkes and Beth Guy were keeping them at bay, with Evesham pushing for a second goal with swift breaks and from one of these Hannah Campbell burst passed the City defence to shoot past the keeper from an acute angle and seal the victory for the Evesham Girls. Special mention should be made of Rosie Preston, Laura Powers and Shannon Murphy who were also instrumental in the victory.
U18 Girls Central Warks Cup Quarter Final:
9.2.13 Woodlands U18 Girls 0-6 Evesham United Girls U18
Evesham’s U18 Girls went to North Derby to play Woodlands on a snowy Saturday morning to book their place in the Semi- Final of the Central Warks U18 Cup.
Straight from the kick off the United girls powered forward to try and get a grip on the game, even though they were missing 3 regular players.
After 15 minutes their pressure paid off and Hannah Kedward slipped a ball through to Zoe Pygott to pass under the keeper.
Kelly Fowkes and the returning Rosie Preston were causing problems for Woodlands down the flanks and Hannah Campbell, Shannon Murphy and Pygott were giving the central defenders a torrid time.
The defensive line of Amy Campbell, Lauren Cowley, Beth Guy and Millie Meadows were having to be alert as the 2 Woodlands strikers were combining well.
Clare Hampton in the Evesham goal pulled off an excellent double save to keep the score sheet blank whilst at the other end Kedward met a Preston corner to power in a half volley to make it 2-0
In the second half Evesham moved up the gears and further goals from Murphy, Fowkes and two from Hannah Campbell gave the team a deserved 6-0 victory and a Semi Final at home to Coventry City Girls.
Hannah Watts put in her usual hard working display alongside Player of the Day Kedward, but overall it was the team performance which put the gloss on a very professional display all round.
Well done girls you were all a credit to Evesham United!!
12.1.13 Evesham United U18 Girls 5-1 Dosthill Colts Girls U18
Evesham’s U18 Girls came back from a goal down against the hard working Dosthill Colts side to record another win and keep the pressure on the league leaders in the Central Warwickshire Premier league.
Unlike last week it was Dosthill who started the stronger being faster to the ball and closing down the Evesham Girls at every turn. It was no surprise therefore that after 10 minutes the Colts took the lead with a powerful run and shot from their striker.
This however just caused the United girls to raise their game and mid way through the first half, some hard work in midfield by Hannahs’ Watts and Kedward lead to Zoe Pygott blasting a shot past the keeper from the edge of the area.
Hannah Lowerson made way for Kelly Fowkes on the left wing and Shortly before half time Fowkes got clear on the edge of the area and sent a skimming shot into the far corner.
Dosthill nearly replied immediately, the strong following wind helping an in swinging corner go over keeper Clare Hamptons reach, hit the far post and run along the goal line before being cleared.
This enabled Evesham to keep a 2-1 lead at half time.
In the second half Hannah Watts continued her woman of the match performance, dominating the centre of the park, and being especially well assisted by Sophie Griffiths on the right wing and Pygott up front.
Within 2 minutes of the restart Pygott’s corner found Griffiths at the near post and she headed home.
With the defensive 4 of Amy Campbell, Lauren Cowley, Beth Guy and Sophie Broome stopping any Dosthill attacks it was down to Evesham to push forward.
Further goals from Pygott and Griffiths meant last weeks double hat trick heroine, Hannah Campbell, played the supporting role this week.
Katie Brain came on up front in the second half but Evesham didn’t add further to the 5 goals which brings them within 2 points of League leaders Wolves.
Campbell hits Six for Evesham Girls!
5.1.13 Evesham United U18 Girls 8-3 Coundon Court Girls U18
Evesham’s U18 Girls overcame a spirited Coundon Courtside with a dogged performance highlighted by a double hat trick for United striker Hannah Campbell.
Straight from the kick off the United girls powered forward to try and get ahead of Coundon.
Sophie Broome again starting on the left of midfield saw a powerful header crash against the bar in the 2nd minute and only the Coundon keeper and some slightly wayward shooting kept the scores at 0-0 for the first 30 mins
However the pressure told and it was a typical Campbell effort running on to a through ball and reaching it first to lob the keeper from the edge of the area. She then got a second when Kelly Fowkes passed the ball through and Hannah swivelled to knock the ball into the far corner to make it 2-0 at half time.
The Evesham girls went to sleep at the start of the second half and within 5 minutes the determined Coundon side had drawn level at 2-2. Time for United to go up a gear or two which they did. With Sophie Griffiths wide on the right and the other 3 Hannahs, Kedward, Watts and Lowerson in midfield, striker Zoe Pygott managed to get the 3rd goal before Campbell scored 3 in a row to move the score to 6-2.
Although carrying a slight knock Lowerson scored a 7th and Campbell finished her double hat trick in style against a tiring Coundon team.
They did however score a consolation goal at the death with a well taken free kick.
A special mention should be made of the rest of the team Clare Hampton, Amy Campbell, Lauren Cowley, Beth Guy and support from the sidelines by Shannon Murphy, Paige Williams and Kirsty Jones.
The next two Saturdays 12th and 19th January the Evesham Girls are at home to Dosthill Colts and Starlands St Annes respectively. Both KO 10.30 – all supporters would be very welcome, refreshments are available.
8.12.12 Evesham United U18 Girls 4-0 Coventry City Girls U18
Evesham’s U18 Girls overcame a strong Coventry City side with possibly their best performance so far this season.
Straight from the kick off the United girls powered forward to try and get ahead of Coventry.
Sophie Broome in an unfamiliar position on the left of midfield was causing Coventry numerous problems and Sophie Griffiths wide on the right was also pushing the City defence back.
It took 30 mins but eventually a mazy run and powerful cross-shot by Griffiths slipped through the keepers grasp and was bundled over the line by Hannah Campbell.
For the second week Evesham had control of the midfield with Hannah Watts, Hannah Kedward, Millie Meadows and Kelly Fowkes spreading the ball all over the field.
Amy Campbell, Lauren Cowley and Bethany Guy controlled the defence but Coventry weren’t lying down and 2 smart saves by Clare Hampton gave the United girls a 1-0 lead at the break.
The second half continued the powerful Evesham display and Zoe Pygott and Laura Powers were linking well upfront. Although at first the second goal wouldn’t come.
Broome now on the right however gave a one-two with Kedward who’s chip through to Pygott was buried in the Coventry net. Katie Brain came on to assist the defence with fresh legs
Shortly after the Robins Girls scored again through Pygott, powering an unstoppable shot from an acute angle into the goal. Hampton still having to make a save to keep a clean sheet.
Finally Powers after a few failed attempts finally got on the score sheet with a powerful volley to wrap the game up at 4-0.
A great game of football all round, well refereed by Richard Hawtin, who officiated with sense, and a smile on his face.
This Saturday 15th December Evesham travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers Girls – Bentley stadium W’hampton KO 10.30 – all supporters would be very welcome, refreshments are available.
1.12.12 Belvedere Girls U18 1 – 6 Evesham United U18 Girls
Evesham’s U18 Girls travelled up to Burton-on Trent on a frosty Saturday morning to take on Belvedere.
The opposition had frustrated them previously when Evesham only managed a draw, however this time they were taking no prisoners.
Evesham had control throughout with Hannah Watts, Hannah Kedward and Millie Meadows bossing the midfield area.
Amy Campbell, Lauren Cowley and Bethany Guy composed in defence with substitute Goalkeeper Sophie Broome having little to do.
Although Hannah Lowerson was injured in the first 5 minutes the girls soon built up a 2 goal lead with goals from Watts and Rosie Preston.
Against the run of play belvedere got a goal back on the break but Evesham scored another goal before half time through Laura Powers.
The second half continued brought Substitutions with Katie Brain, Kelly Fowkes and Sophie Griffiths being more involved.
Greater focus in attack from the Evesham Girls continued throughout the half with the Hosts trying to contain Evesham and hit them on the counter attack.
However Preston scored a superb free kick from wide on the left, Kedward was coolness personified to add a penalty and Powers got a second goal to wrap up the game.
Zoe Pygott and Hannah Campbell also played their part in this impressive display.
This Saturday 8th December Evesham host Coventry City Girls at the Spiers and Hartwell Jubilee Stadium KO 10.30 – all supporters would be very welcome, refreshments are available.
13.10.12 Evesham United U18 Girls 4 -0 The New Saints U18 Girls
Evesham’s U18 Girls team got back to winning ways after their previous loss to top of the table Wolves.
The girls started with confidence after excellent training sessions mid week and with a new defensive formation looked comfortable at the back, Amy Campbell, Millie Meadows and Bethany Guy, being well marshalled by Captain Lauren Cowley.
Evesham forced The New Saints back in to their own half constantly throughout the first 30 mins but a strong TNS defence were holding their own and trying to hit Evesham’s girls on the counter attack.
However eventually the pressure paid off! An attacking run and cross from the left by the outstanding Beth Guy found Laura Powers, who’s powerful sidefoot volley rifled into the net from 10 yards out.
The quality of The New Saints then showed as they forced a few corners either side of half time but Evesham weren’t in the mood to concede. The Saints gave away a foul and a 30 yard freekick from Cowley flicked off a defenders head and, although the keeper got a hand to it she could only deflect it on to the post and in.
With Hannah Kedward, Sophie Broome, Sophie Griffiths, Hannah Lowerson, and Hannah Watts running the midfield Evesham pressed on looking to feed the rotating forwards Zoe Pygott, Hannah Campbell, Shannon Murphy and Laura Powers.
The pressure now starting to tell on TNS who continued to battle hard, but from another attack the ball was passed through to Powers who dispatched the ball from inside the area.
Evesham were now in full flow and another shot could only be parried by the New Saints keeper leaving Hannah Campbell the simplest of tap ins to bring the score to 4-0
Special mention should be made of Clare Hampton in the Evesham goal who was on her toes when needed and made a couple of important saves and Kelly Fowkes who helped tie up the clean sheet after coming on in the second half.