Thorpe go nap to beat Whitton
Thorpe United 5 - 0 Whitton.
Thorpe dominated this game against Whitton.
The first attack came from a long ball by Hannah Bray which led Bex Lake to run on to it, but with no support and Bex’s quick pace the away side gave away a free-kick which was taken well by Rebecca Russell, who hit it just over the bar.
It wasn’t long however for the home side to net their first goal of the game with good play between Bex and Meg Evans, good footwork from Meg allowed her to lose the defence and slot the ball nicely in the net using her outside of foot.
Thorpe were controlling the first half and with a good cross from Rebecca, Charlotte Groves back-heeled well but resulting in the ball just nipping wide of the goal.
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After many chances Thorpe were relieved when they got the second of the day when Alice Ford delivered a free-kick which was knocked on by Charlotte allowing Bex to side foot the ball nicely in the net. 2.0.
Whitton were still determined and when Kirsty Andrews took a goal-kick which wasn’t met by the midfield, Whitton took their chance, luckily Kirsty was aware and produced an excellent save.
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This was a little fright for the home side but a free-kick from Laura and good strength from Bex she got her second of the day to take the score up to 3-0
Half time - Maisie Cutting off, Jazz Cook on
The second half got under way and it seemed to the spectators that it was a lot slower than the first-half pace.
Possession seemed more evenly matched and Whitton hadn’t given up hope. However Thorpe soon changed that when Rebecca scored a great top-corner goal smashing the ball from around 36 yards out.
Mary Costello off - Charlie Chandler on
Thorpe got a lot more confident on and off the ball and were being dominant both attacking and defending.
Hannah off - Lauren Kett on
Rebecca delivered a great corner which was met by Meg’s head but unfortunately the ball was blocked by a post.
Another great corner by Rebecca was followed soon after with fumbled shots from Laura Wiseman and Charlie but the ball was cleared by the Whitton defence. Thorpe had not finished attacking and with a good knock from Alice, Bex produced a great run and knocked the ball nicely towards the goal and made it five with a little help from the keeper’s hands.
Charlie thought she would take her chance with a shot but regrettably missed.
It was obvious now that Thorpe were the dominant side and Meg produced another shot but unfortunately hitting the side netting.
Player of the Match awarded to Rebecca Russell for her continuous effort and cracking goal.
Thorpe United U10 0. Swanton 2
In the second league game of the season the U10s took on a strong Swanton.
After last week’s win hopes were high but after some good defending Swanton got a lucky bounce over the goal keeper to score the first.
The second shortly followed when a free-kick from the edge of the box was put straight in the corner.
No chance for a keeper of even Abbey’s quality. With Molly solid in defence and Amber pushing to create an equaliser hopes of getting back into the game were good but Thorpe just ran out of time.
A great effot though girls.
Player of the match: Jodie.
Thorpe United U11 3, Aylsham 0
Thorpe started this game strong;y, from the first minute they were organised and sharp and it didn’t take long to open the scoring.
A fine through ball by Davina allowed Grace to score the first goal of her Thorpe career and the game.
Aylsham pushed on, searching for an equaliser but fine defending from Indy, Megan and the keeper keptkept it 1-0.
Just before half time a stunning long-range effot by Vivian made it 2-0.
In the second half Thorpe kept pressing and controlling the game with only the Aylsham keeper keeping the score down.
Fine work in midfeild by Lilly allowed her to break free and set up Grace for her second.
A very fine performance by all the players.
Player of the match: Grace.