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Video Highlights: Women's U18s performance rewarded with win

The young Chairgirls get their revenge on a tough Wokingham & Embrook side.

13 December 2021

A tough test before Christmas saw the women's U18s grab another three points in the Thames Valley Counties Women's Football League.

On Saturday morning supporters were treated to a spirited and feisty display from both sides. Wokingham & Embrook arrived with some of their regular big hitters missing, yet from the first whistle both sides set about their opposition with great eagerness. Wokingham made it difficult for the Chairgirls to find their tempo and it was them who deservedly took the lead after 20 minutes, when their striker pounced onto a through ball and took full advantage. 

The Chairgirls struck back after 30 minutes through Molly Carter, with a lovely touch and turn inside the 6-yard-box from a well-worked neat cross from Naomi Tilley, wide left.

The Chairgirls looked menacing but another break against the run of play from Wokingham saw their striker capitalise, to put their side deservedly ahead going into the break.

Half-time: Wycombe Wanderers 1-2 Wokingham & Embrook

After the break, the game came to life within minutes of the restart as the Chairgirls took control of the lead with two goals in quick succession from Jorja-Louise Bray – her second, a well struck goal into the roof of the net from a tight angle.

Amelia Sage scored the fourth, with a well-struck free kick 25 yards out at around 50 minutes, and Molly Carter scored her second of the match making it 5-2 in favour of the Chairgirls.

Wokingham were determined to be rewarded for their efforts and scored their third through a decent passage of play, leaving Sophie Carter with little chance in goal.

The Chairgirls were relentless in pursuit of their next goal, with some powerful work rate along either flank, and Ruby Paish deservedly scored their sixth goal, thanks to a cross from the right-hand side of the box, with 15 minutes still to play.

With the Chairgirls resting their senior squad players throughout this match, those that took their places deserve praise for playing out of their positions and they were really tested by an unrelenting and tenacious Wokingham side who, with 10 mins on the clock, really pushed on for their fourth goal and were duly rewarded. A free kick wide right that was beautifully converted by their defender with a firm header on the edge of the six-yard box.

Full-time: Wycombe Wanderers 6-4 Wokingham & Embrook

Next week, the Chairgirls welcome Caversham in another home tie at Lane End Sports – 10:30am KO.

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