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Cherries girls in League Cups wins

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AFC Bournemouth under-14 and under-16 girls have won their respective Hampshire League Cup competitions following two exciting fixtures last Saturday.

For both teams, this is the second trophy that they have won this season, having picked up the relevant Hampshire County Cup in March. 

Under-14s 

The team picked up their second trophy of a protentional treble this season with, an exceptional League Cup final win against Winchester City Flyers.

Four goals from Lucy added to individual strikes from Kitty, Hannah H. and Hannah F. to seal a 7-1 victory for the team.

The Cherries took the lead after just two minutes played, when Lucy scored a fantastic team goal as the ball was played from India at the back through Georgia, Kitty and Hannah H. in midfield, ending with a pass across goal for the striker to tap in.

She went on to double the lead just five minutes later, when she converted Kitty’s rebounded shot, moments before Hannah H. added a further goal to see the team 3-0 up within the opening ten minutes.

Two further goals were added before half-time, both expertly set-up by Sophie D. For the first, her cross found Kitty in the box, before she assisted Lucy to complete her hat-trick in the 31st minute.

After the break, Lucy found herself in a goal-scoring position again, this time netting Emily’s cross to extend the Cherries’ lead to 6-0.

Winchester pulled a goal back, following a failed clearance. However, this did not deter the Cherries, as Hannah F. went on to score the final goal of the game as she created and finished a well-taken shot.

Under-16

A second piece of silverware was won by the under-16s, as they put six past Winchester City Flyers on Saturday afternoon.

Six different scorers consolidated the win, with Be-Be netting the first goal, as her powerful shot beat the oncoming Winchester goalkeeper.

Rhiannon and Maddie were combining well in midfield to create further chances, which were well dealt with by the Winchester defenders. Their persistence did pay off, however, as the latter played Rhiannon through and she struck the ball to increase the score to 2-0. 

The Cherries were to score once more in the first half, this time Millie and Lucy combining to provide a cross for Mia to cleverly slot the ball past the Winchester goalkeeper.

The second half continued in a similar fashion for the Bournemouth side, who were creating chance after chance.

The next goal was to come from player-of-the-match, Abby, who ran the length of the pitch to strike an unstoppable shot from outside the box.

Olivia was then fouled in the box to earn a penalty, which she slid into the back of the net to extend the Cherries’ lead to five goals.

A late goal was added by Larissa, who broke into the box and slipped the ball past the goalkeeper to earn the under-16s their second trophy of the season.

Summing up the League Cup final wins for the under-14 and under-16 girls, head of community Steve Cuss told afcb.co.uk: “Congratulations to both squads, who have had fantastic seasons culminating in the cup final victories.”

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