Stout resistance fails to bring Vale victory
9:50am Thursday 25th October 2012 in Sport
VALE GIRLS U16s 0 CARDIFF LADIES 3
THIS game was played in summer-like conditions, with Cardiff in control for the first 10 minutes but the Vale defence holding firm and Rebecca Egerstrom making several superb saves.
The Vale soccer girls then played some excellent football but the very strong and skilful Cardiff side held the upper hand and forced Egerstrom to make more saves including a really brilliant one just before half-time.
With the game still goalless, the second half started in very much the same vein, with Cardiff pressing and their goalkeeper not having very much to do despite a good 10-minute spell from the Vale girls. Kayleigh Dutton was outstanding in the Vale defence.
Vale worked very hard to stay in the game but eventually fell behind with eight minutes remaining to a free kick which was touched in by the Cardiff attack. After this, Cardiff took control and scored two further goals to make the final score 3-0.
It must be said that this Cardiff side is a fine one and will take some holding this season. However, praise must go to Egerstrom in the Vale goal for an absolutely magnificent performance and to Dutton. In attack, some hard work by Emily Gillard and Georgia Atkinson came to nothing.
Next week the side entertain Porthcawl Town and hope to repeat the victory against the same side in the first match of the season.
The Under 12 results were: Port Talbot Town 4, Vale Wanderers 1; Vale Athletic 2, Sully Sports 0.