AFC Bournemouth’s under-14 girls won their first Junior Premier League fixture last weekend with a fantastic 2-1 home victory over London Bees.
The visitors had the best of the early chances but, as Bournemouth grew into the game, Lily and Zara both had shots which narrowly missed the target.
However, it was in fact London Bees who went into half-time with the lead, following a well-placed goal in the bottom corner of the AFC Bournemouth net.
The Cherries were much more dominant in the second half, equalising from the spot after Zara was brought down in the box. Holly stepped up to take the spot-kick, which she scored with a confident finish.
It was then over to Amiee L., who hit a volley over the London Bees ‘keeper in the final moments of the game to win it for Bournemouth.
While there was a fantastic win for the under-14s, there were also three other age groups in weekend action.
On the neighbouring pitch to the under-14s, the under-16 girls suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of their counterparts from London Bees, despite taking the lead in the 23rd minute.
Lucy chased down the goalkeeper from a back-pass and netted the loose ball into an empty goal.
London Bees levelled the scoreline just before half time, as their striker converted an effort from the edge of the box.
The visitors were dominant in the second half, scoring just after the game restarted and again towards the end of the game when their forward slotted the ball into the back of the Cherries net, after a penalty save.
The under-12s continued their Hampshire Girls League campaign with a fantastic 5-0 win away at Hamble.
The Cherries were two goals ahead at half time after first-half strikes from Isla and Faye found the back of the net.
This form continued into the second half as Scarlett netted the team’s third as the game restarted. Phoebe M. scored a clever chip over the Hamble goalkeeper and Ruby slid in Eloise to score the fifth and final goal of the game.
The under-11 girls were also in action last weekend as they hosted Fareham at Ringwood Town FC.
The youngest Cherries team worked hard to create good passing opportunities and defended well throughout the match.
The pleasing performance saw Daisy G., Albha and Seni all score their first league goals of the season.