Football: Asfordby Girls impress in pre-season

Football SUS-150809-143103001
Football SUS-150809-143103001

Asfordby Girls Under 12s welcomed Groby Girls FC and Leicester City Ladies to their ground for two pre-season matches.

The hosts looked good in the opening exchanges with Groby but quickly found themselves 2-0 down.

Asfordby did not let their heads drop and Hope Metcalf soon halved the deficit. The pressure was rewarded when Erin Baker then levelled with a half volley.

Groby retook the lead, but Alice Henley slotted home after a good passing move to level at 3-3 before an own goal gave Asfordby a deserved 4-3 win.

There were not many clear opportunities for either Asfordby or Leicester in a competitive and entertaining goalless draw.

Asfordby produced some good play from Ella W, Sophie V, Sophie T and the industrious Millie G who caused Leicester many problems with her attacking play and her never-say-die attitude on the right.

The player of the day award went to Asfordby’s Lauren F for her great defensive work.

Asfordby: Hope M, Ella W (captain), Alice H, Lauren A, Lauren F, Evie M, Millie G, Kayleigh R, Sophie T, Sophie V, Erin B.

* Asfordby go to East Goscote on Sunday for their last pre-season friendly before the league begins on September 4.