Hutton girls lose long unbeaten record

PUBLISHED: 09:24 14 October 2016

Hutton Under-18 Girls lost their long unbeaten record at home to Forest Green Rovers.

Hutton Juniors Under-18 Girls’ long unbeaten league run came to an emphatic end against a strong Forest Green Rovers side, with the visitors winning 6-1.

FGR started strongly and a weakened Hutton side struggled to settle, but despite this the home defence of Josie Cherson, Georgia Ferdinando, Meg Lewis and Hannah Capes contained the visitors attacking threat.

Hutton came the closest to scoring when Gabby Massey’s goal-bound shot was blocked before being cleared. Not long afterwards Tia Craig’s shot drifted agonisingly wide of the far post.

The visitors were always a threat and Lauren Filer was kept busy in the home goal with some smart saves, while at the other end Robyn Perrett beat the FGR keeper to the ball, only for the covering defender to clear off the line.

FGR took the lead with a simple through ball leaving Filer exposed. Minutes later the feat was repeated and Hutton were 2-0 down.

The girls rallied briefly as the Hutton midfield of Phoebe Payton, Cat Coates, Jodie Filer and Craig started to have more influence on the game, but the girls were caught out when a corner was turned into the net to give FGR a 3-0 half-time lead.

The second half was a similar affair with the visitors pushing forward and Hutton trying to respond on the break.

Midway through the half the game was effectively killed off with two goals within a couple of minutes. The Hutton girls unlucky not to get a goal back when Perrett’s shot hit both posts before being safely gathered by the FGR keeper.

The visitors grabbed their sixth of the game with a well-worked goal and were frustrated by some excellent saves from Filer before Hutton grabbed their consolation after a trip on Craig, with Perrett netting from the penalty spot.

McDonalds Weston player of the game was awarded to Tia Craig, with EMS supporter’s player being awarded to Lauren Filer.

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