Mixed bag

Halifax under 14 Girls produced a mixed bag of results in their latest series of matches

The first game resulted in a 2-2 draw with Harrogate. Halifax started strongly and pushed Harrogate into a very defensive first half. During sustained pressure Lizzie Mayland scored with a strong sweep from the edge of the D giving Halifax a deserved lead.

The Halifax forwards and midfield kept the pressure on with centre midfielder Corrie Jackson playing a key role and distributing well.

The second half started much the same and following a further strong attack from Halifax Lizzie Mayland gave a strong square pass to Rebecca Kendall who slotted in at the far post to make it 2-0.

Harrogate then pushed forward on a break and despite some good defending scored against the run of play. This seemed to spur Harrogate on and they added a second before the end.

Halifax then came up against a strong York side who fully deserved their 7-0 success

York dominated throughout and despite some probing attacks from Halifax, the opposition were just too strong. Molly Midgley and Laura Neimantas worked tirelessly in defence throughout the game and newcomers Leigh Hirst, Amber Pennyward and Isabelle Bailey supported well.

Some fine saves from Sasha Pennyward kept the score respectable.

Halifax shrugged off their disappointment to finish with a 4-1 success over Wakefield.

The team played well together pushing Wakefield back from the starting whistle and Corrie Jackson scored from open play within two minutes. Further pressure led to a second goal almost straight after from Grace Ramsden following several short corners.

Wakefield got a break and scored against the run of play despite good defensive work from Laura Neimantas. Halifax pushed forward again and after several shots at goal Chloe Bush pounced on a rebound from the Wakefield keeper to make it 3-1.

Halifax continued to apply the pressure and Corrie Jackson and Rebecca Kendall bombarded the Wakefield defence with several shots with Kendall claiming the final touch to secure a good win for Halifax.