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Wins all round for Girls and Women


AFC Bournemouth AFC Bournemouth

Three points were picked up by all the AFC Bournemouth Girls and Women’s teams that were in action last weekend.


After a triumphant win in the cup last weekend, AFC Bournemouth under-14 girls recorded another excellent win against Mudeford Phoenix in the Hampshire Girls League.

The opening exchanges provided some effective attacking pressure from the Cherries, and this intent was matched by the opponents who looked to break early.

In the ninth minute, the first goal of the game was scored when AFC Bournemouth were awarded a free kick; Holly delivered the ball into the box for Lucy to cushion on a header, with Tallula there to finish.

The goal gave the Cherries the confidence to push for more, but the advances were slowed by a compact Mudeford defence.

As a result of good attacking play, the half ended with the girls 4-0 up, as Lucy added a brace and Emily also bagged.

A similar start to the second half saw both teams trying to attack, and it wasn’t long before the Cherries extended their lead, this time Imogen’s fantastic cross was put into the back of the net by Lucy, to complete her hat-trick.

The attacking threat continued, as the girls continued to score, with goals from Lucy, Yasmin, Georgia and Aimee C. rounding off the win.  


The under-16s hosted Yeovil Town for the first time in the Junior Premier League last weekend, with a brace from Be-Be the difference after 90 minutes.

Within the first five minutes, the visitors broke from a Cherries corner and got in behind the defence, but their efforts were wasted as the eventual cross evaded everyone and went wide.

Just minutes later, the Cherries won a free-kick around 25 yards out, which was finished expertly by Be-Be for the opening goal of the game.

As the half wore on, it was even between the two sides with the game becoming very end-to-end.

Just before the break, a free header from six yards was directed toward goal by the Yeovil attacker, but an expert save from Mollie saw her parry the ball round the post to save.

Following the interval, the Cherries had more control and, despite penning the visitors into their own half for long spells, they were unable to make the most of their chances.

Yeovil remained dangerous on the break and from one of their counter -ttacks, Emma produced a fine last-ditch tackle on the edge of the box to deny what looked a certain goal.

A few minutes later, Mollie was called into action again, denying the forward one-on-one with her outstretched right foot.

As the clock was running down, Faith cleared a Yeovil corner to Be-Be, who drove at the heart of the opposition defence, before placing an angled shot past the ‘keeper for her second of the game and to secure an impressive win.

Development Squad

Looking to break a run of three defeats, AFC Bournemouth Women’s development squad welcomed Bournemouth Sports Ladies to Verwood Town FC.

The game started with both sides working hard to limit time and space on the ball, which set the tone for a battle in midfield.

The first opportunity of the game fell to the visitors, as they broke the Cherries’ backline and, with a goal looking certain, goalkeeper Grace Reynolds produced an excellent one-handed save to divert the ball away.

Both sides continued to threaten, but the final pass was missing for the home side, who squandered their opportunities.

That was until the 26th minute, when an excellent weighted pass from Sian Tilly sent Helen Corbin through on goal and her powerful shot proved too much for the Bournemouth Sports goalkeeper, who palmed the ball into her own net.

The game was begging to open-up and some solid defending from both sides prevented further opportunities and another good save from Reynolds ensured the Cherries went into the break a goal to the good.

Bournemouth Sports flew out of the traps in the second half and put huge pressure on for the opening ten minutes.

The visitors continued to push for the equaliser and looked like they had got it when a curling shot from outside the area smashed off the crossbar and away to safety.

Nevertheless, Dave Staddon’s side managed to limit further attacks and saw the game out to record an important victory.


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