This was without doubt probably our most eagerly anticipated match of the season to date.
Having previously played against several players in Garforths squad when it was formerly known as Seacroft we knew we were in for an interesting match.
We were not to be disappointed, from the kick off the football was end to end with both teams pushing hard hoping to be the ones to take the opening lead. Our girls were pushing hard and 14 minutes in with Poppy and Ellie being fed the ball from Alice and Ellie G who in turn were being supported by Kezia and Keely all doing a wonderful job managed to take the ball into Garforths half, a superb strike from Ellie K saw us move 1-0 in to the lead. A very important goal given the high emotion and frantic pace of this match.
Our squad managed to defend wonderfully ensuring they kept good form , not being drawn out by some of their key players. Our key defenders were Keely, Amber, Eleanor and Lauren, all taking turns in time on the pitch and doing a great job.
The second half saw end to end action from both teams, the Guiseley girls having some great attempts on goal and again our defence doing their job in keeping the Garforth strikers from making any headway. On the odd occassion when they did manage to break through the tried and tested safe hands of our keeper Lizzy gave no cause for concern.
Around 15 minutes into the second half Garforths strong mid fielder played a long ball from just inside our half towards our nets, this managed to just clip the top of our bar and drop in behind our keeper despite a valiant effort to jump for it…we were now 1-1 with around 20 minutes left to play.
Trying not to lose my voice in keeping every ones heads high the girls took on the offensive once more with Holly our Captain playing yet another key role in the match and never giving up, she found herself in space just outside of the Garforth box and placed a wonderful shot to their top right hand corner taking us to a 2-1 lead.
With only around 10 minutes remaining we stayed strong and kept our opposition at bay giving us a very much well deserved victory.
Well done girls a fantastic match and a great win taking us to 2nd in the league.
Our winning team was;
Lizzy (keeper), Poppy, Ellie K (player of the match), Holly (Captain), Ellie G, Kezia, Mica, Alice, Lauren, Keely, Eleanor and Amber.