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Women

Unbeaten weekend for girls and women

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The report from a successful weekend for our girls and women's teams.

Under-10s

The under-10 girls hosted Mudeford Phoenix at Bournemouth School for Girls for their next home league fixture.

The Cherries worked hard to put into practice their work in training, as they created good passing opportunities and defended well as a team.

They were faced with several challenges throughout the game, that they handled well, whilst displaying their creativity and decision making.

Their dominance in play and creativity allowed for Daisy, Zuzanna, Teagan and Lucy to all get on the scoresheet.

Under-12s 

Last weekend saw AFC Bournemouth’s under-12 girls continue their pursuit for the Hampshire League Cup with a fine 5-1 victory away at New Milton.

Scoring her first competitive AFC Bournemouth goal, Sophia was on target to get the Cherries ahead, as she ran from the half-way line beating two defenders and finishing at the near post.

Amelia quickly put the team even further ahead, before New Milton pulled a goal back. Phoebe C. restored the two-goal lead before the end of the first half, as she won the ball high up the pitch and smashed it into the top corner from outside the box.

Bobbi’s two second half goals secured a 5-1 victory and progression into the next round of the cup, where the Cherries will now face Fareham. 

Under-14s 

On the neighbouring pitch, the under-14 girls hosted Winchester Flyers as they looked to remain unbeaten in their league campaign.

The Cherries were quick to press which forced an early corner and demonstrated their intent from the beginning.

Five minutes into the half, the girls scored their first goal through Anisha, with Alice assisting from the wing with a great cross.

Continuing to be persistent the under-14 girls scored again, as Emily broke through the Flyers back-line to tap home.

Anisha went on to add to her tally, when she scored her second goal in similar fashion to the first.

The goals kept coming before the break as Emily scored again, before Lucy netted a fantastic solo effort, losing two players and then cutting inside to finish. 

The second half continued in a similar fashion, as Lucy netted a first-time finish to kick off proceedings.

Winchester were looking threatening on the break and were awarded a free-kick just outside the 18-yard box, which was struck well and found the top corner.

In the final exchanges of the game, both Aimee C. and Talulla added goals, which secured another fantastic 8-1 victory. 

Under-16s 

The under-16s drew with QPR in the next stage of the Junior Premier League Cup over the weekend.

The Cherries created more chances with efforts from Hannah, Elle, Sophie and Lucy all being denied, and neither side could get a break-through before the interval.

On the 57th minute, QPR took the lead as a cross-come-shot sailed into the net.

The Cherries responded by limiting their opponents attacks and showed their dominance in possession, which penned QPR into their own half for large spells and created an opportunity for a fine defence-splitting pass from Rhiannon.

Elle was played in and she drove in from the left and coolly slotted past the on-rushing QPR goalkeeper.

With both teams pressing for a winner, neither could find the target and the well-contested game finished 1-1. 

Development Squad 

On Sunday, the Women’s development squad travelled to face Wycombe in a league fixture.

From the off, striker Helen Corbin was making a nuisance of herself, which saw the Wycombe goalkeeper make a few early saves.

The deadlock was broken on 13 minutes when Corbin nodded the ball over the line from a corner.

The home-side responded with chances of their own, but some wayward shooting and excellent saves from Grace Reynolds ensured the Cherries remained in front.

Corbin continued to add problems to the Wycombe back-line, and she added her second of the game on the half-hour mark, getting on the end of an excellent through-ball from Ria Hall.

The second half would see Wycombe get themselves back into the game, after they netted from a corner.

Despite playing well, the away side could not find a third goal and they were denied all the points as Wycombe scored again in the 80th minute.

In the dying stages, a final chance presented itself for AFC Bournemouth, when the ball fell to Daria Jesionowska just inside the penalty area. Her shot took a deflection and was looping over the keeper, before a finger-tip backwards dive just pushed the ball over the bar.

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