Good away wins for Greasley and Eastwood Girls

Wollaton Hall Green 0

Greasley MW U14 5

Greasley overcame a plucky Wollaton outfit to secure all the points in a mus-win game which lifts them off the foot of the table.

With new signing Joe Coxon making his first start in the centre of midfield Greasley made a solid start, dominating the play in and around the home area but initially failed to find the net after some glaring misses from Josh Baker and Aaron Coyle.

It took 20 minutes to break the deadlock when Joe Blackbourn made space out wide before crossing for Coyle to slot home from close range.

When Wollaton did manage to venture into the welfare half they came up against the impressive Tom Stockton whose solid strong tackling protected James Fogg who hardly had a touch of the ball as keeper.

Greasley scored their second on the half hour when a delightful through ball from Baker found Blackbourn who duly dispatched into the far corner.

The second-half saw the visitors drop down a gear which made for a scrappy ten minutes where neither side seemed to want the ball and passes went astray and tackling became half hearted.

This changed when Baker found Ste Hatherley on the edge of the area who cleverly poked the ball into the path of Coyle to net his second.

Baker then had two one-on-one chances to grab a goal but ballooned one over and had a cracking last ditch tackle from a defender to deny him his goal.

He did make amends soon afterwards when his run up the right ended with a cross to the far post where Hatherley waited to tap home.

The best goal was saved until last. Coxon won the ball just outside the box and with an amazing piece of skill weaved his way past three defenders before calmly lifting the ball over the keeper into the top corner.

Man of the match went to Tom Stockton .

Moorgreen Colts 0

Eastwood Town Girls U12 4

Eastwood got their first three points of 2011 with a good win over Moorgreen.

The game got off to a mixed start for both sides. A couple of Sophia Bonser’s shots went close to going in for Eastwood, whilst Amy Hall and Annie Richardson pressured well too.

At the other end Moorgreen tested Eastwood defenders Anna Walster and Natalie Drury but they tackled and cleared their lines efficiently.

Lucy Wade battled for the ball, held it up and played it consistently well.

On the occasions where Eastwood had to call upon the services of Courtney Taylor, the goalkeeper made saves and gathered the ball reliably.

Eastwood’s killer instinct broke the deadlock in a quick flurry of goals before half-time.

Wade’s throw on the left found Hall who made it 1-0, and almost straight from the restart Hall scored a second.

A corner from Bonser was then spilled by the Moorgreen keeper and Wade was on hand to prod the ball home and put Eastwood 3-0 at the break.

Second-half substitutes Jade Banner and Ellie Gillott made a positive impact, linking up with their team-mates seamlessly, as Eastwood actually managed to piece together attractive passages of football on a small field.

Their fourth goal was a low, driven free-kick from Bonser which found its way into the bottom left-hand corner.

Girl of the match: Lucy Wade