PTGFC U12 Girls 1 – 1 Chalfont Saints
Penn u12 Girls came from a goal behind at half time to draw 1-1 with Chalfont Saints and maintain their unbeaten run in the Bucks Girls Football League. Chalfont started the match very brightly with some excellent passing pushing Penn back and it was no surprise when Chalfont took the lead midway through the first half from a well struck long range shot that somehow found its way through a crowded penalty area with the Penn keeper, Kate, perhaps unsighted.
Missing their leading scorer and with the team featuring 7 players eligible at under 11, the girls worked hard as a team to gain a foothold in the match and as half time approached Penn began to get into their rhythm with Megan making some strong runs and Emma seeing a couple of shots flash across the Chalfont goal. This bunch of girls know how to battle and Penn again showed tremendous commitment in their second half performance to chase for the equalizer. High energy performances from Kate and Rhiannon began to free Emma and Lisa to press forward. The equalizer arrived following an excellent through ball from Aimee which was superbly finished by Lisa. Penn had keeper Lara to thank and typical stout defending from Niamh and Mills to withstand some further late Chalfont pressure.
Overall a draw was probably a fair result in a well contested game.
Report by Dave Lawson