Fleet Town FC Women match report

Chairman’s Cup Match Update

Women’s Team Captain, Abbie Burrows, and Manager, Kevin Jordan update on the recent Chairman’s Cup match against Abbey Rangers

Back in cup action on Sunday 11th February, Fleet Town FC Women took on Abbey Rangers in the Chairman’s Cup (last 16). After losing to Abbey both at home and away in League matches this season, it was always going to be a tough game. But as we did with our game against Rushmoor in the North Hants Cup, we turned it around with a great team performance, winning 5-2 and going through to the Quarter Finals.

Captain, Abbie Burrows, said: “Heading into Sunday’s cup game the odds were against us again after losing against abbey rangers in the league. But the ladies turned up on Sunday in their usual happy spirits and the changing room was full of confident mindsets. We watched previous games beforehand and noted where we’d need to improve going into the game. 

The ladies put in a brilliant performance, giving 100% effort for a full 90 minutes, plus 11 minutes of extra time. It was a testing game – Abbey Rangers had quick wingers that kept us on our toes but our ladies stepped up to the challenge.

We had some new players play with us on Sunday which can sometimes be difficult, while we learn each other’s styles of football. However, Daniela and Georgia stepped onto the pitch and fitted right in. They were unstoppable down the right, making brilliant plays. We look forward to more games with them.”

Team Manager, Kevin Jordan said: “I’m pleased to see stand out performances from our new players, Daniela Dias and Georgia Paterson. Both are only 16 and were recently signed from the U16 Hurricanes from our girls section. Georgia scored a great long range goal and Daniela achieved player of the match. It’s so good to see the development pathway to the Senior section that we’ve created for female players at our Club working in action.”

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