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The league leaders from the Under 17s League played the league leaders from the Under 18s League and the younger team produced a tremendous performance in a friendly. Both teams respected the one minute silence as a tribute to Liam Keeling before the start of the game and then went on to provide a well contested and fair game.
Wyrley’s passing was a joy to behold and they competed extremely well against the older age group. Jemma Clews opened the scoring, smashing the ball home from a tight angle after excellent build up play from Leah Fanning and Kelly Heighman. Nia Jay was confident in goal throughout but was well beaten by an excellent chip into the corner for the equaliser. The second goal was despatched with confidence by Sophie Shorrock, who beat two players before cooly slotting into the far corner as the keeper came out. From there on in it was a one sided affair with goals coming at regular intervals.
Beth Crook and Emily Quimby dominated the midfield prompting the wide players. Amy Marshall was excellent in defence, allowing Saff Hicken to pick out forward passes at will. Emily Downes and Leah Fanning supported the wide players very well. Further goals were scored by Jemma who ended up with 4 goals for the game – her 5th hat trick game of the season, Sophie with 2 more, Kelly with 2, Emily with 1 before Cath Davies completed the scoring.
Girls – a magnificent performance against a team a year older who had previously won every game.

Our thanks to Erdington for agreeing to the friendly and for adhering to the minutes silence immaculately.

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