14&u M&D. Bridgefield 7 - 9 Warrington

Bridgefield vs Warrington 14 and Under Manchester and District League Match

1st Quarter

The match started at a frantic pace, Luke was called in to action and made 2 good saves.  It was Warrington that scored first with a hard near top corner shot from Dominic.  Emma and Molly both had a good shots saved.  Bridgefield equalised half way through the half.  Ben passed to Molly to score Warrington’s second goal.  Bridgefield tried an adventurous backhand short that went wide.  Conor had a shot well saved and it came back out to Dominic who pushed it over the line. Bridgefield scored another goal to make the quarter end score 2-3.

2nd Quarter

Bridgefield started well in the quarter intercepting a pass, to score to bring the scores level.  It took 20 seconds for Warrington to re-take the lead.  Ben passed into Dominic who showed good strength to hold of a defender and score on the turn.  Luke did a great long pass to Molly who scored to give Warrington a 3-5 lead at the end of the quarter.

3rd Quarter

Bridgefield again started well, scoring in the first 30 seconds.  Bridgefield then went close, only being stopped by a good defensive block from Conor.  Brett was playing well on the right wing and he was dropping quickly to defend. Bridgefield then had a shot saved on to the bar by Luke.  Warrington then went on the attack and brought a good save from Bridgefield keeper.  It was then Luke’s turn to produce another good save.  The standard from both keepers was very high.  Warrington defended well as a unit, dropping quickly to defend deeply throughout the quarter. Dan and Katie both defended well. The quarter ended 4-7.

4th Quarter

Yet again Bridgefield started quickly scoring early to take the scores to 5-7.  Conor scored with a long range shot and then Bridgefield replied finding space to score through a packed defence with a long range shot.  Bridgefield rounded off a good move with a goal to make a close end to the game, with the score at 7-8.  Ben then scored to restore the 2 goal lead, with a shot in to the far top corner, from the wing to make it 7-9.  Conor did some great defensive work to get the goal back to Luke when chasing back between two Bridgefield players.  Luke had a long range shot which fell a couple of metres short as the match ended.

Match Summary

It is always a hard match when Bridgefield have home advantage.  Warrington were put under pressure in what was a hard fought match.  They held on to for a 3rd win of the season keeping up their 100% record.


Luke Atkinson, Conor Lynch (1), Brett Takemoto, Katie Bowater, Emma Horne, Riley Cole, Ben Dailey (2), Molly Boniface-Ashton (2), Dan Farini, Dominic Richard (4)


Fiona Dean, Su Bowater, Nigel Dailey