16&u M&D. Warrington 11 - 8 ORCA

Warrington vs ORCA 16 and Under Manchester and District League Match Report
1st Quarter
Warrington attacking the shallow end had the first attempt on goal, a lob shot from Dan which was well saved. Matt took an early shot from a man up which was saved.  Conor did some good defensive work to stop an ORCA attack.  Conor was then on the attack and Ben fell in behind to cover for him. ORCA did a good interception and broke to score the first goal of the game. ORCA were again on the attack and brought out a good save from Luke. An ORCA player got their second exclusion, Emily scored from the man up to bring scores back level.  The game was end to end with Luke making a good save and then ORCA doing some good defensive work to stop Warrington.  Matt had a shot saved from a man up, the ball fell to Adam who scored. Dominic had a shot saved, ORCA finished the quarter on the attack with a shot just wide and another just over the bar. The quarter ended with the score 2-1.

2nd Quarter
ORCA started on the attack, a good bounce shot was well saved by Luke. Luke did well when under pressure from an ORCA attack to keep the ball. Warrington attacked, with Adam putting a shot wide and Emily and Molly having shots saved.  ORCA scored with a good bounce shot to bring the scores back level at 2-2.  Molly scored after her and Dan had a good one-two. An ORCA player had their third exclusion and were wrapped up with 2 and half minutes of the quarter remaining.  ORCA had a player left on their own up front, Luke brought off a great save to keep the ball out. ORCA were then again on the attack and scored.  Adam passed to Molly to score with 4 seconds of the quarter remaining, The quarter end score was 4-3.

Quarter 3
The quarter started with Warrington on the attack and Molly having a shot saved.  ORCA had a shot just wide.  Luke saw Dan breaking and found him with a long pass from which he scored. Less than 30 seconds later ORCA had brought the deficit back to 1 goal with a great hard top corner shot. Warrington did a great move, which involved most of the team and ended with Katie passing to Conor who passed on to Molly to score.  ORCA were then on the attack, they put a shot over and then did a good lob shot, which Luke caught casually with one hand.  Warrington were strong in defence with Conor at the back and Ben just in front.  ORCA showed good perseverance to break the Warrington defence, after a sustained attack they scored with a good backhand shot.  The game continued end to end, Molly passed to Dan who had a shot saved.  ORCA were on the attack and brought an excellent save from Luke which came off his forearm. It was Warrington that scored with a good long range shot in to the top corner from Dominic. ORCA did some good play which resulted in a goal to bring the score to 7-6.  ORCA had a second player wrapped up with just under a minute of the quarter remaining.  Warrington were on the attack with a long shot from Dan, Molly hitting the bar before Dominic scored with a long shot. The quarter ended 8-6.

Quarter 4
Warrington were attacking the deep end.  There were no goals in the first 2 minutes of the quarter. ORCA scored twice in the next 30 seconds, with 2 long range powerful shots bringing the scores level at 8-8 with 3 minutes left.  Dominic had a shot saved, Ben hit the bar before Conor passed to Ben who passed on to Molly to score.  There was just over a minute left when Molly scored after a break to make the score 10-8. Adam hit the bar and Dominic pushed the ball over the line with 30 seconds of the game left.  The final score was 11-8.
A very solid and mature performance from Warrington. They did as they were told by their coaches, keeping tight at the back for periods of the game and defending and attacking as a team.

Tom Costello
Su Bowater

Luke Atkinson, Adam Farini (1), Matt Williams, Emily Bowater (1), Dan Farini (1), Conor Lynch, Ben Dailey, Dominic Richard (3), Molly Boniface-Ashton (5), Katie Bowater