Last weekend saw three out of four AFC Bournemouth girls teams in action, alongside the women’s development squad and the Ability Counts senior teams.
The under-12s faced opposition from the Isle of Wight based-side, Newport, who they comfortably beat to secure their place in the next round of the Hampshire Cup.
Amelia, Zara and Bobbi all netted hat-tricks, with contributions from Tilly and Isobel cementing a very impressive victory.
The under-14s played Mudeford Phoenix in their fixture and some quick-thinking in the opening minutes of the game saw the Cherries 2-0 up through Anisha and Alice.
Aimee C. was next on the scoresheet as she netted twice in quick succession, before Mudeford pulled one back on the stroke of half time.
Just one goal separated the two teams in the second half, as Aimee C. completed her hat-trick and secured victory for the team and progression in the Hampshire Cup.
This success was emulated as the under-16 girls booked their place in the Hampshire Cup semi-final with a 4-0 win over Portsmouth FC.
The Cherries were 1-0 up at half time, as Kitty hit a curling shot straight past the Pompey ‘keeper, but it was the second half where the Bournemouth side were at their best.
Goalkeeper Mollie provided an assist for Ellie to double the lead, before Kitty added her second and a own goal also increased the score-line.
Women’s development squad
Sunday afternoon saw the Women’s development side record back-to-back victories in the Southern Region Women’s Football League, as they beat Tilehurst Panthers 3-1.
Helen Corbin netted the Cherries opener inside 15 minutes, as she ran clear of the last defender and smashed the ball into the bottom corner.
Towards the later stages of the half, Amy Nash cleared a Panthers shot off the line to keep the side leading at half-time.
Two quickfire goals were scored by AFC Bournemouth as the second half started, Corbin with her second of the game when she converted in the 55th minute, after Larissa White scored a powerful finish just two minutes before.
With just ten minutes left to play, the away side pulled back a goal, but it wasn’t enough to get them back into the game and the Cherries took the three points.
Ability Counts – Reds
Playing in the competitive leagues, the Reds took a total of five points from their four fixtures as Cameron Clark scored in each game of the day.
The side beat Streets Ahead 4-2, drew against Sholing FC Reds and Portsmouth, but lost out to a strong Sholing FC Blues side.
Ability Counts – Blacks
Also playing competitively were the AFC Bournemouth Blacks. It was a difficult afternoon for them as they were beaten in all four of their fixtures. However, despite it being a difficult afternoon, Michael James in goal and Mike Easten at the back worked hard throughout.
Ability Counts – Cherries
Finally, in the participation league, the AFC Bournemouth Cherries teams played a total of four fixtures. One win, two defeats and draw was to be their day, as Tommy Truong, Scott Greengo and Aaron Long all got on the scoresheet throughout the afternoon.