Hutton girls sunk by a late goal

PUBLISHED: 09:09 11 September 2015 | UPDATED: 09:09 11 September 2015

Hutton Under-16 Girls lost the opening game to a late goal by visitors Forest Green Rovers.

HUTTON Under-16 Girls started the new league campaign with 10 players due to other commitments against a good Forest Green Rovers side.

Rovers struggled against the home strikers of Gabby Massey and Robyn were denied by last ditch challenges prevented strikes on the visitor’s goal.

As the game progressed Rovers became more of a threat, but Hutton’s makeshift defence of Tia Craig, Rachael Curtis, Meg Lewis and Hannah Capes remained solid in front of Lauren Filer in the home goal.

The Hutton midfield of Jodie Filer, Cat Coates and Hannah Worley continued to work hard, despite being outnumbered and there was little between the two sides.

Midway through the first-half, the deadlock was broken following a quick Rovers raid and the visitors led 1-0 at the break.

After the break, Hutton pressed for a equaliser and a Jodie Filer corner created panic in the Rovers defence before Perrett bundled the ball into the net.

The visiting keeper had to be at her best to keep out Worley’s volley, but this proved to be the last chance for the home team as Rovers continued to keep their team fresh with substitutions.

Rovers stole the game late on and Lauren Filer kept the deficit to one goal with a wonderful save before the game came to an end.

McDonalds Weston and the supporter’s player of the game awards were both awarded to the team.

Many thanks are also extended to new sponsor Elkins Mortgage Services for providing new tracksuits.

The Under-14s got their season off to a flying start with a 5-0 home win over St Nicks.

Hutton started the match brightly and were unlucky not to take the lead when a good header from Jess Walrond was turned onto the bar by the St Nicks keeper.

Good work down the wings by Zoe Collyer and Lauren Wall, and in the middle by Mel Heath and Lauren Small, also resulted in first half chances for Hutton with Ellie Burrows also hitting the bar.

Goalkeeper Keri Townsend and the defence of Lottie Lewis, Eilidh Patterson, Kaci Horner and Meg Williams were largely untroubled.

The second half started much the same as the first and after only 60 seconds, Burrows slotted home Hutton’s first goal after good work by Patterson and Walrond.

Hutton soon extended their lead when Heath played a delightful through ball for Burrows to fire home her second.

The introduction of Natalia Bak, Amelia Seaton and Livvy Worley increased the attacking prowess and it wasn’t long before Walrond added Hutton’s third on her debut from a Heath corner.

Heath added two more goals herself following a superb run, and from a 20-yard free kick to round off a great team performance.

The McDonalds Weston girl of the game went to Kerri Townsend with supporter’s player going to Zoe Collyer.

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