Girls triumph in top of the table clash
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Hutton Under-15 girls defeated Forest Green Rovers in a top of the table clash.
HUTTON Under-15 girls entertained Forest Green Rovers in a top of the table clash and were instantly on top of their game, threatening the visitors 100 per cent league record from the outset.
The girls’ central midfield partnership of Lauryn Nigh and Jodie Filer worked tirelessly and with wingers Tia Craig and Meg Lewis flying, the visitors struggled to get a foothold in the game and it was no surprise when Gabby Massey powered home a Filer corner to give Hutton an early lead.
When Rovers tried to break, Hutton’s defence were rock solid with Anya Lawrence, Nicole Badman, Hannah Capes and Georgia Ferdinando in no mood to give any opportunities and restricting Lauren Filer’s involvement in the home goal to fielding a few long-range shots.
Hutton continued to press forward and good link up play between Robyn Perrett and Massey opened up the Rovers defence for Massey to extend the lead.
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On the stroke of half-time, the visitors were given an unlikely lifeline when they were awarded a penalty, but Filer stood tall in the home goal to preserve the two-goal lead.
The second half saw Rovers come more into the game forcing Hutton to defend a little deeper, but they continued to hold firm.
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The introduction of Jazz Hurrell, Danni Williams, Rachael Curtis and Hannah Worley gave the girls fresh impetus and they once again started to dictate play.
Hutton looked the more likely to score again before Nigh found space in the Rovers penalty area with 10 minutes remaining to slot in the third Hutton goal of the day.
Player of the game was awarded to Gabby Massey in a game well refereed by Andi Lambourne with supporter’s player being awarded to Lauryn Nigh.