U18s Girls Cheshire
Welcome to the website for the famous Urmston Meadowside U18’s. Most of the team have been together for quite a few years now but a few fantastic signings in the summer transfer window have added strength and quality to an already great team. The girls will be playing in the Manchester FA Womens League next season.
Steph Walker – Often heard to say “sorry I forgot about training”
Sadie Atwell – Often heard to say “my leg/hip/shin/knee/arm/head hurts”
Bliss Molyneaux – Often heard to say “I’ll be at MaccyD’s”
Becky McWalter – Often heard to say “Wish I came to Meds years ago”
Courtney Daniels – Often heard to say “shut up Pierce”
Katie Higham – Often heard to say – not much. The quiet one!
Shannon Howarth – Often heard to say “do I have to go in net because Steph forgot again”
Amber Brookes – Often heard to say “get in net Shannon”
Georgie Ashton - Often heard to say “I’m knackered”
Rachael Killeen – Often heard to say “that silly cow keeps pushing me”
Shannon Moloney - Often heard to say (under her breath) “shut up Dad”
Late Lawson - Often heard to say “sorry I’m late but it wasn’t my fault”
Gene O’Hara - Often heard to say – another quiet one
Sophie Mayor - Often heard to shout “GET IN” as a shot goes 10 yards wide!
Vikki Brown - Often heard to say “do we have to do training and can’t we play a big match now”
Rachel Jones - Often heard to say “at least I managed to stay on my feet”
Jade Hesketh - Often heard to say “I need to get fit” after running past 3 defenders and scoring.
Jess Lawson - Often heard to say “can’t play this week as I’m reffing”
Fixtures to follow soon.................
Meds V East Levenshulme
First game of the season and unfortunately the pitch wasn’t as ready as the players were. With the grass too long, the sublime passing game usually employed by Meds was always going to be a struggle and this was evident in the first 15 minutes when pass completion was poor and the ball was just kicked into random areas. This led to a poor game but suddenly something clicked and the Meds girls realised it is easier to play by passing to each other.
The breakthrough came in the 30th minute when a good run down the wing and a sharp cross from Shannon Moloney was dispatched into the Levenshulme goal by the ever-alert Jade Hesketh ghosting in at the near post. Meds then stepped up the pressure and 9 minutes later Vikki Brown slotted home with a clinical finish. Jade scored her second and Meds third on 36 minutes when another quality corner from Shannon Howarth was fumbled by the keeper. Half time 3-0.
The second half was fragmented when the passing game was lost again and although Levenshulme attacked well, the defence of Bliss Molyneaux, Amber Brookes and player-of-the-match Becky McWalter kept most things at bay. When a shot did get through on goal Steph Walker was comfortable in dealing with it. Steph made a superb save when the Levenshulme striker was clear through on goal and Steph judged her dive to perfection to eliminate any threat.
Unfortunately this reporter was called to another game with 10 minutes left and missed what was either goal-of-the-season from Vikki Brown or a miss-hit cross but either way it was just reward for the hard work Vikki had put in today. Final Score 4-0
Player-of-the-match – Becky McWalter
17th September 2011
Meds away to Rochdale
Injuries and illness reduced the 18 player squad down to 12 for this away fixture but each and every player did their job to force a good away win and secure the 3 points to keep Meds top of the league.
With the league failing to appoint a referee, it was down to the young Meds manager, Pierce Moloney to pick up his whistle and control the game – and what a great job he did. 10 out of 10 for this ref.
The usual passing game was again missing but with so many talented players, these girls can sometimes get away with it.
Rachel Jones slotted the first goal home with a well timed run to complete a tap-in at the back post following some powerful running from the Vikki Brown. Rochdale drew level on 16 mins but Meds simply scored (OG) at the other end to maintain their lead. Becky McWalter spent most of the day in attacking mode and Rochdale didn’t pick up on her runs which led to her first goal for Meds on 32 mins. Half-time Rochdale 1 Meds 3
Rochdale caught Meds sleeping at the start of the second half and scored within the 1st minute. Both teams continued the great attacking play and the goals started to flow. Beck y scored her 2nd on 50 mins, Rochdale got another on 55 mins (no mention of the back-pass!) and Vikki Brown slotted home a penalty on 57 mins to give the Meds a safety net. Meds certainly created the most chances and should have scored many more until Shannon Moloney ran through the middle to cooly finish over the Rochdale goalie (who had been outstanding all game)
Conceding 3 goals shows that the shape of the team is extremely important and is an area where work is required. Thankfully, with such talented individuals, we we’re good enough to win this match but to beat other teams, we will need better team play.
Final score Rochdale 3 Meds 6
Player-of-the-match - Vikki Brown
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