Bridgefield 18 Warrington 12 (14&u)

Warrington’s14 & under visited Liverpool Aquatic Centre with only four of the 14 & under team the remainder of the team made up of the 12 & under team. We had some late arrivals so Bridgefield loaned us a goal keeper for the first half of the match. The first quarter saw Bridgefield surge ahead with four quick goals following some slack marking in defence by Warrington. Ben Dailey playing at centre forward scored with 51 seconds left of the quarter but Bridgefield scored again as the quarter finished 5-1 to Bridgefield.

The second quarter started well with a goal from Ben Dailey, but again Warrington’s leaky defence continued as Bridgefield scored three goals without reply. Adam Farini used his powerful shot to pull one back and make it 8-3. Bridgefield scored again before the end of the quarter which ended 9-3.




In the third quarter Luke Atkinson dropped into goal. However Bridgefield scored first but Warrington started to link some passes together, the ever improving Connor Lynch scored his first goal, followed 21 seconds later by Ben Dailey scoring his hat trick goal. Bridgefield scored two more goals but then had a player excluded for 20 seconds but before the player had left the pitch Jack Yates had launched a shot from the 5m wing, not text book man up but they all count! In the final minute Ben Dailey added his fourth goal as Warrington won the quarter 4-3 but trailed 12-7 overall. We actually thought the score was 12-8 at this point and there are some discrepancies on the match sheet which suggested Warrington scored 4 goals in the second quarter not 2. The third quarter saw Warrington a much improved team in defence and attack.   In the final quarter Bridgefield scored first but Jack Yates scored again from 5 metres to bring the score to 13-8. Warrington scored again as Molly Ashton scored her first goal well deserved after working so hard for the team continuously stealing the ball in mid field and passing to allow others to score, that made it 13-9 and Warrington were growing in confidence. Bridgefield pulled one back but Ben Dailey scored his fifth goal. Again Bridgefield scored but Molly Ashton showed she has an eye for goal as she scored her second goal. Bridgefield scored three quick goals with their two strong players finished off the match strongly. Ben Dailey scored his sixth goal of the game which ended 18-12.   Warrington overall did well and particularly the 12 year old players who were playing against players two years older than them in some cases. A young team that will grow and develop over the coming months. Ben Dailey and Molly Ashton were Warrington’s best player’s.   Warrington’s Team  included:- Luke Atkinson, Molly Ashton (2), Connor Lynch (2), Dominic Richards, Luke Boardman, Jack Yates (2), Ben Dailey (6), Emily Bowater, Adam Farini (1).