Crawley Wasps U14 played in the U14 SCWGFL League Cup Semi Final on Sunday against Local’s Horsham Sparrows looking to secure them a place in the League Cup Final for the 1st Time as a team.
From the Kick Off, Horsham Sparrows started strong and some quick passing as we had expected, But the U14s were very quick to react, and played some nice passing and making sure lone striker Topaz Luxford was getting the ball, Sparrows were struggling to contain Luxford and on 10 minutes a power shot just over the top of the bar, With Sparrows concentrating on Luxford this was allowing Caitlin Baigent to make some quick fast runs into the box supporting Luxford, The partnership in midfield of Lily Beckett and Abbie Chart were working really well and winning the midfield and supplying balls into lone stiker Luxford, who on 15 minutes recieved a ball played into her from Abbie Chart, turned into goal low and hard 1-0.. From the Kick off Sparrows played some great football but Wasps were not going to let them into the game, a long ball from Sparrows and some quick play and finding there attack with a great strike found the back of the Wasps net 1-1. Some quick positional changes were made from the sidelines to stop the danger areas, wasps hit back straight away with a ball played in from Chloe Coaker to Caitlin Baigent who laid the ball off to Lily Beckett who moved into space and laid it off to Topaz Luxford with power found the back of the sparrows net again 2-1
Into the 2nd Half, the team knew what was needed to get themselves into the Cup Final and Wasps U14’s really giving Sparrows a great Cup Semi Final game, And finding it hard to contain us, Beth Clawson recieved a ball from Jodie Barker, running into space and taking a strike on goal to go wide, Sparrows made another attack on goal but Millie Baverstock having a superb game and not letting sparrows in, with 15 minutes to go Topaz Luxford got past the Sparrows defence with a hard strike, the team watching it head for the back of the net to clip the cross bar, Wasps were not giving up and with Sparrows running out of energy, A change from the bench due to Chloe Coaker taking a Injury being replace by Kiera Beavan. With a final chance from Lily Beckett at the sparrow goal, The Final Whistle was blown and Crawley Wasps U14s were in there 2nd Cup Final
Player of the Match : This was awarded to all players from U14 squad for today.
Starting Line Up : Millie Baverstock, Chloe Baines, Chloe Coaker, Jodie Barker, Beth Clawson, Abbie Chart, Lily Beckett, Caitlin Baigent (Capt), Topaz Luxford. Subs : Kiera Beavan