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Oxford City U18s - Match centre

OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
Moretonville
K Isaac (22'), E Larkin (36'), S Harrison (74')
Full time
Sat 16 Jan 10:30 - League

Under 18's win 3-1

Oxford City Ladies Under 18's played their first game of 2016, and came away with a 3-1 home win against Moretonville.

On a cold frosty morning, City entertained Moretonville for their first game since December 12th. The pitch was given the go ahead at the last minute. Moretonville coped better with the hard tricky surface in the early stages and can count themselves unlucky not to go ahead after missing a couple of glorious chances, plus some last ditch tackling from City's player of the match, Isabella Richards. City really struggled to get their free flowing football game going, but against the run of play they did take the lead with a counter attacking goal on 22 minutes. Rosie McCabe's fine pass sent Kiera Isaac down the right wing, she cut inside her marker, and her deflected shot wrong footed the Moretonville keeper to put City 1-0 up. The game was still very tight, and could have gone either way, but on 36 minutes City doubled their lead, as great work from Isaac set up Ellie Larkin to tap home, and give City a 2-0 lead. This seemed to settle City down, and they began to take control of the game.
At half-time City made 5 changes to try and freshen things up, and the changes and the pitch finally thawing, City started to finally play the football that they have been playing all season. However 10 minutes into the 2nd half as City ere threating to kill the game off, Moretonville got themselves back into the game with a freak goal, as they scored direct from a corner with the ball somehow squeezing in between Iona Smith & keeper Lucy Hunter at the near post. City though didn't let this affect them, and had numerous chances to go 3-1 up, but finally got the break through on 74 minutes after good play from Iona Smith down the right side, slotted the ball into the box to the lively Lauren Page, who held the ball up, and laid the ball back to the impressive Sarah Harrison who fired an unstoppable shot into the top corner from the edge of the box to give City a bit of breathing space again. City could have added more to really kill the game off, but some good keeping and stern defending from Moretonville ensured the game finished Oxford City 3 Moretonville 1.
City were not at their best, and were a bit rusty from the long lay off, but can just be glad of the 3 points, and can now really look forward to the next 2 huge games in the next fortnight with 2 away fixtures to Swindon Town and Winchester City.

Team: Lucy Hunter, Dara Austin, Amy Leach, Becci Bostock, Isabella Richards, Rosie McCabe, Shelley Knight, Courtney Sumner, Lara Althorp, Ellie Larkin, Kiera Isaac. Subs: Sarah Harrison, Lauren Page, Iona Smith, Alexis Parsons, Chloe Holden.

Goalscorers: Kiera Isaac, Ellie Larkin, Sarah Harrison

Player of Match: Isabella Richards

Isabella Richards

Player of the Match

Isabella Richards

Key moments

22:00
Goal Kiera Isaac scores for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
36:00
Goal Ellie Larkin scores for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
74:00
Goal Sarah Harrison scores for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Isabella Richards is awarded player of the match for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
74:00 Goal 3 - 0
Sarah Harrison scores for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
45:00 Sub On
Chloe Holden is substituted on for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
45:00 Sub On
Alexis Parsons is substituted on for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
45:00 Sub On
Sarah Harrison is substituted on for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
45:00 Sub On
Iona Smith is substituted on for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
45:00 Sub On
Lauren Page is substituted on for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
End of period 1
36:00 Goal 2 - 0
Ellie Larkin scores for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
22:00 Goal 1 - 0
Kiera Isaac scores for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
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As it happened

  • OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
  • Moretonville
  • 0
  • Kiera Isaac Goal 22:00'
  • Ellie Larkin Goal 36:00'
  • Chloe Holden Sub On 45:00'
  • Alexis Parsons Sub On 45:00'
  • Sarah Harrison Sub On 45:00'
  • Iona Smith Sub On 45:00'
  • Lauren Page Sub On 45:00'
  • Sarah Harrison Goal 74:00'

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