Under-strength Halifax fail to gain their rewards

Halifax under 14 girls travelled to Doncaster with five regular players unavailable due to west Yorkshire trials.

However, the remaining team members adopted an excellent attitude and dominated all three games even if that did not show in the results.

A last minute goal on a rare attack saw the girls suffer a 1-0 defeat to Sheffield and it was a similar story against York when two late goals against the run of play resulted in a 2-1 defeat. Corrie Jackson scored the teams only goal with a superb strike from a penalty corner.

In the final game against Ben Rhydding, the girls just could not buy a goal and the contest ended in a 0-0 draw.

Sasha Penny Ward and Leigh Hirst shared the keeping duties and both pulled off some fine saves. Zenah Al Jawd, Amber Penny Ward and Sophie Kaney put in a good defensive display with well timed tackles and good distribution of the ball. Player of the tournament Corrie Jackson controlled the centre of midfield and was well supported by both Molly Midgley and Lizzie Mayland who worked tirelessly in all the games.

In attack Rebecca Kendal created several chances but was unable to finish them off and under 12 player Robyn Fawkes in her first 11-a-side game did really well to come close to scoring on three separate occasions.

Much more Junior Sport in Thursday’s Halifax Courier