Warrington vs. Bridgefield 16 & U (Bolton & District League Match)
Bridgefield start strongly, and with two quick exclusions Warrington work hard to defend the oppositions 2-man up. Warrington on the counter-attack, Emily scores a terrific lob-shot taking the lead for the home side 1 - 0. Emma shoots, the ball takes a deflection off the Bridgefield keeper and Warrington have a corner. Back at the deep-end Bridgefield shoot, but the ball hits the post. Warrington come back again, this time Matt shoots, but the ball goes wide. Warrington make a substitution, Dom shoots and scores, the quarter finishes 2 - 0.
Bridgefield start strongly again, and Luke saves a back-hand shot. Now Warrington have a 2-man up and coach Tom calls a time-out to talk strategy, superb decision as Warrington set-up well and Dom scores just in time to make it 3 - 0. Warrington make substitutions, Bridgefield on the attack, earning a corner. Warrington make a counter-attack and Ben shoots, spectators are sure it’s in, but no goal. Bridgefield come back again and score, it’s 3 - 1. Conor shoots but the ball hits the post, andBridgefield come back to score again. Now it’s 3 - 2. Luke makes a great save from a long-range shot. Good defending from both sides, and Bridgefield score in the final seconds making it 3 - 3. Game on!
Warrington start strongly this quarter, Emily shoots, but is saved. Luke pulls off a succession of great saves, one from a back-hand shot during a sustained period of pressure from Bridgefield. Bridgefield get a man-up and call a time-out; Warrington successfully defend and Matt shoots on the counter-attack. Bridgefield score from a penalty, making it 3 - 4. Dan makes a break, passes to Ben who shoots, but the ball is saved. Back again to Bridgefield who make it 3 - 5. Last minute, and another attack from Bridgefield - Dan intercepts, gets the ball to Dom who makes a long-shot, but it’s saved.
Warrington need to start strongly, and they do - Conor makes a back-hand shot, which is saved. Conor passes to Dom, who shoots again, but is saved. Brett defends the pit, and Dan swims to the deep-end and scores. Now it’s 4 - 5. Warrington dig-deep, and set-up well, Matt scores. It’s 5 - 5. Score level with less than half the quarter to go, Conor passes to Dom who scores an audacious over-head backwards goal. It’s 6 - 5. Spectacular stuff! Dom fires a bounce shot but the ball goes over the goal. In the last minute Warrington are penalised for time-wasting and Dan blocks a shot.
Warrington put in a superb team performance, in a close match. Final score Warrington 6 Bridgefield 5.
Luke Atkinson, Conor Lynch, Katie Bowater, Dan Farini (1), Brett Takemoto, Emma Horne, Ben Daley, Emily Bowater (1), Dominic Richard (3), Matt Williams (1), Eleanor Brear,