16&u. M&D. Stretford 13 - 10 Warrington

Stretford vs Warrington 16 and Under Manchester and District League Match
1st Quarter
Warrington attacking the deep started with Matt having a shot saved.  Adam was excluded and Stretford scored from the man up.  Stretford scored their second goal on the break. Stretford had a player excluded, Stanley scored a great goal with a backhand shot to the top corner.  Warrington had another man up, Stanley hit the post on that attack and then shortly after Adam hit the post with a shot.  Stanley hit the post with a lob shot.  Stretford were then on the attack and scored.  Warrington were on the attack, Stretford did some great defensive work and broke quickly to score on the break. The quarter ended with the score 3-1.
2nd Quarter
Adam did a great interception and passed to Emily who hit the bar with a shot.  Luke made a great save before being beaten by a good shot.  Emily had a shot well saved.  Adam scored to make the score 4-2.  Luke made a good save which fell in front of a Stretford player, who scored.  Stretford scored another goal to make the quarter end score 6-2.
Quarter 3
Warrington started on the attack with Emma having a good shot saved.  Stretford were then dominant and scored 2 goals to make the score 8-2.  Emma passed to Molly who had a shot saved. Stretford had a player excluded, Stanley hit the bar from the man up.  Luke made a good save and then Warrington were on the attack and the Stretford keeper made a good save from Stanley.  Some slack defending from Warrington left a Stretford player unmarked up front, who scored to make the score 9-2.  Dominic showed good strength to score and then Molly stole the ball to score.  Stretford scored for a 10-4 lead.  Dominic scored 2 goals, the second after the first shot was saved and rebounded back to him off the post.  Molly passed to Conor, who did a cheeky little lob (Nigel’s words) to score.  Warrington continued the comeback with a goal from Ben to make the score 10-8 at the end of the quarter.
Quarter 4
Adam passed to Conor who passed on to Ben who scored to bring the score back to 10-9.  Stretford scored 2 quick goals.  Molly replied with a goal that just crept over the line to make the score 12-10.  Stretford were then on the attack and scored.  Warrington were awarded a penalty for a ball under, Adam scored but the goal was disallowed.  Luke made another good save, which rebounded out and pushed over the line. The final score was 13-10.
A very good entertaining game, both teams marked closely and didn’t allow each other a lot of space.

Su Bowater
Luke Atkinson, Stanley Mainwaring (1), Adam Farini (1), Emily Bowater, Matt Williams, Conor Lynch (1), Dominic Richard (3), Emma Horne, Ben Dailey (1), Molly Boniface-Ashton (3), Dan Farini