Asfordby girls fight back to draw with Bottesford

Asfordby Girls Under 12s EMN-160831-132847002
Asfordby Girls Under 12s EMN-160831-132847002

After a late cancellation by East Goscote, Asfordby Under 12s headed to Bottesford FC on Sunday for their last pre-season match.

In an exciting game, Asfordby found themselves 2-0 down for the second week in a row, early in the first half. But again they fought hard and did not let their heads drop.

Alice Henley, starting up front, twice went close and caused Bottesford problems with her speed, but it fell to Evie McDaid to make it 2-1.

Asfordby continued to press and within minutes Erin Baker grabbed an equaliser, her fourth goal of pre-season.

Bottesford began to find their rhythm again and played some great passes and restored their lead at 3-2.

Ruby Attewell served up some great attacking play on the right and after taking on three Bottesford players she slotted the ball into the bottom corner to level with a great finish.

With 10 minutes left, Bottesford made it 4-3, and it seemed the game had finally slipped away from the visitors, but with only a minute left Asfordby were awarded a penalty.

The impressive McDaid stepped up and after a great save from the Bottesford keeper she slotted home the rebound for her second goal of the game.

Asfordby’s player of the match was Ella Wright for an impressive display in central midfield.

The team now head to Leicester Ladies on Sunday to begin their league campaign.

Asfordby: Leah S, Clara S, Ella W (c), Sophie T, Sophie V, Millie G, Alice H, Erin B, Hope M, Evie M, Lauren F, Lauryn A, Ruby A.