22nd September 2016 by Jamie Griffiths - UITC
The Hereford FC u18 Girls side will be looking to build on their opening game victory when they play their first ever home game at Victoria Park on Sunday, 10:30am KO.
The Bulls won their first ever competitive game with a fantastic 9-0 win over Fry Club last weekend, and they’ll be looking to try and get another win under their belt when they play host to Forest Green Rovers this Sunday.
All supporters are welcome to pop along to Victoria Park in Hereford to offer their support to the side. Refreshments will be available on the day.
Last weekend the girls made a perfect start to their league campaign, the following report is written by Laura Davies.
Hereford FC U18’s Girls got off to a flying start on their league debut with a 9-0 victory over Bristol side, Fry Club Girls. The Hereford team had spent minimal time together on the pitch prior to the game but it didn’t take them long to get off the mark in this one, with captain Sian Bull hammering the ball home from outside the box, giving them lead within the first minute.
With the newly formed Hereford team eager to impress, it was pleasing to see every player adapting to new positions and formations introduced by the coaching staff. This gave Hereford an attacking edge over the home side, enjoying the majority of possession, with which they kept the ball well, moving it quickly and creating endless opportunities.
Credit goes to Fry’s goalkeeper as she made save after save during the first 20 minutes, only to be beaten by a composed Lauren Brown shot. Another closely followed after Jess Kenny whipped a dangerous ball across the goal before Brown tucked it away for her second of the match.
Natasha Devereux came on and made an instant impact, scoring Hereford’s 4th and 5th goals either side of half time, success coming from crosses out wide again. It was then time for Tinny Conway to get on the score sheet as she ghosted through the middle of the opposition’s defence to calmly place her shot past the keeper. However, Sian Bull was not to be outdone and produced another great finish as she controlled the ball outside the box and placed it into the corner, making it 7-0 to Hereford.
As the game came to a close, hard work and determination paid off for both Megan Holman and Frances Layton as they both made it on the score sheet. The game ended 9-0 to the away side, a very convincing first league performance by the girls.
Starting XI: Webb-Harris, Holman, Forrest-Blake, Elcox-Bond, Bull, Conway, Bushell, Kenny, Stezaker, Brown, Layton.
Next up sees Forest Green Rovers visit Hereford FC at their home ground Victoria Park on Sunday 25th September, with a kick-off time of 10:30am. Please come and show your support for the girls’ first ever home league match, all spectators are welcome.