On a day which had glorious sunshine and heavy showers within 5 minutes of each other the girls showed great teamwork, skill and most importantly respect to their opponents.
Bitterne Park 0-0 Kanes Hill
From the first whistle, the girls dominated. They were effective in attack and had the other side penned into their own box for long periods of the game. With several chances they were desperately unlucky not to score.
Player of the match- Ella- several great runs from midfield caused the other team all sorts of problems.
Basset Green 1-1 Bitterne Park
This was a challenging game for the girls against the eventual winners of the group. They quickly recovered from conceding an early goal and Amy scored a fantastically placed shot to even up. At that stage the girls were buzzing and with a touch more luck would have won the game.
Player of the match- Leyla- controlled things from midfield and provided a great assist for the goal.
Shirley Warren 0 – 3 Bitterne Park
Similar to the first game the girls dominated throughout the game. The big difference in this game was the ruthlessness they showed in attack and taking their chances. Amy finished with a brace (2 goals) and Ella added a third to complete a great victory.
Player of the Match- Amy- two brilliant goals.
After 1 win and 2 draws (undefeated in the group stage) the girls moved onto the quarter finals.
Oakland 2-0 Bitterne Park
Although the girls lost this game, it was probably their best performance. They defended resolutely and stopped Oakland from scoring for quite some time. Throughout the game they linked up well with their passing and on another day could have pushed for the draw.
Player of the match- Jess- several great saves kept the team in the game.