7 In A Row for the Under 14s

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Wasps extended their winning start to 7 games and in the process extended their lead at the top of the Sussex Girls U14 League to 9 points with a commanding performance at mid table Worthing coming away with a 3-1 victory.

Alana Delaney opened the scoring for Wasps with a spectacular first time volley from Poppy Nicholls right wing cross to put Wasps one up. Nicholls then turned provider again, this time her surging run creating space for Amy Perry to fire home.

Wasps controlled much of the game with both Ellie Ratcliffe and player of the match Emily Tilford-Carey defending well and often the source of several Wasps passing moves.

Five minutes before half time Yasmin Church exchanged a neat one two with Perry on the edge of the box and although her shot was saved Perry was on hand to grab her second of the game and eleventh of the season.

Wasps well organised back three, organised by Captain Eleanor Keegan limited Worthing to half chances however a second half penalty saw Worthing pull a goal back that their continued battling richly deserved. However, Wasps ran out comfortable winners.

Match Report – AFC Wimbledon

Crawley Wasps were left frustrated after suffering a 2-1 defeat at league-leaders AFC Wimbledon, despite a dominant first-half display.

A trip to AFC Wimbledon, who are unbeaten in the league so far this campaign, was always going to prove a tough test for Wasps, but they started the brighter of the two sides at Sutton United’s Gander Green Lane ground.

Despite an early warning as The Dons hit the bar, Wasps quickly settled into their passing game on the 3G surface and took the game to the hosts, who were clearly rattled by not having things all their own way.

And the visitors made the most of their good start when Lauren Callaghan forced a defensive mistake and coolly slotted the ball past the hosts’ goalkeeper to give Wasps the early advantage.

Wasps were keen to maintain the pressure and continued to win the ball in midfield through Aston Worsfold and Jade Simmons.

Callaghan was causing the Wimbledon defence so many problems it left strike partners Toni Smith and Rebecca Carter with plenty of space and the latter had the ball in the back of the net, only for it to be ruled offside. Carter could have extended Wasps’ lead again, but fired her shot narrowly wide with the keeper beaten.

Wasps had another chance to extend their lead but couldn’t get the ball over the line in a goalmouth scramble. And at the other end, Hannah Duncan and Gemma Villette kept Wimbledon at bay following the hosts’ own scrappy set-piece.

Despite possession and chances however, Wasps failed to add to their one-goal lead going into the break and were made to pay in the second half. Wimbledon came out of the blocks much faster and never really let up, equalising after 56 minutes before finding what proved to be the winning goal mid-way through the half. A point-blank save from Catherine Poleykett kept Wasps in contention but despite throwing everything at the hosts, they couldn’t find the equaliser.

Oppositions Player of Match : Rebecca Carter

Crawley now have a week off before facing Bexhill United at Three Bridges on November 8.

Ladies 1st Team Through to Sussex County Cup Semi Final

Crawley Wasps progressed to the semi-finals of the Sussex County Cup with a comfortable 6-0 victory over a depleted Eastbourne Town. With the opposition only able to field nine players, Wasps were in cruise control for the majority of the game and went into half-time 3-0 up, thanks to a Rebecca Carter hat-trick.

The second-half was much the same despite Wasps making three changes after the break, and they put another three past the Eastbourne goalkeeper, through a Suzie Davies brace and a strike from Toni Smith.

Wasps will now travel to Burgess Hill Town, of the South East Counties Women’s Premier Division, in the semi-final in February.

Managers Player of the match : Rebecca Carter

Opposition’s player of the match: Rebecca Carter

18th November – Beckett is a bright spark in Crawley Wasps U15s’ victory

14LILY BECKETT was named the Crawley Wasps U15s’ player of the match as they beat Cuckfield Cosmos 4-3 on Sunday.Despite a good start by the Wasps, it was Cuckfield Cosmos who took the lead. However, a great ball from Beckett found Chloe Coaker, who went one-on-one with the keeper to get the equalising goal. Straight from kick-off, Caitlin Baigent crossed to Coaker, who beat the keeper to give the Wasps a 2-1 lead. However, just before half-time, Cuckfield Cosmos equalised.

In the second half, a great ball from Beth Clawson found Jodie Barker, who hit the ball into the top corner for 3-2. There was some good link-up play from Beckett and the returning Topaz Luxford but they couldn’t find the back of the net and Cuckfield Cosmos equalised from a set-piece soon after. With ten minutes to go, Wasps were trying everything they could to find the win. Barker laid off to Luxford, who fired home the ball to give Wasps a 4-3 lead.

Wasps: Chloe Coaker, Lily Beckett, Chloe Baines, Jodie Barker, Caitlin Baigent, Abbie Chart, Emily Smith, Millie Baverstock, Feitong Wilde, Beth Clawson, Kiera Beavan. Subs: Topaz Luxford, Mollie Martin.

11th November – Coaker’s hat-trick earns Wasps U15s draw with Crawley Town

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Skipper Chloe Coaker headed home the first goal to give Wasps the lead.

Straight away Wasps were attacking again, our defence of Abbie Chart, Chloe Baines, Millie Baverstock &and Kiera Beavan were working really hard to not let town in and had a tough job wth some pacey wingers but doing a excellent job.

A pacey attack down the right hand Ssde would see a cross sent in from Caitlin Baigent finding Chloe Coaker who slotted the ball into the back of the net 2-0.

Town were quick to react and a fast run down the right wing and a superb shot just beating keeper Feitong Wilde 2-1.

With five minutes to go of the first half Town had attacked Wasps’ area, and trying to clear the ball the Crawley Town player just got clipped and referee pointed to the spot. Holding her line well as the shot was taken but beat the Wasps keeper, going in at half-time 2-2.

Lily Beckett running at the Town backline laying the ball off to Coaker who fired the ball into the back of the net to complete her hat-trick again and scored her ninth goal of the season.

Town scored an equaliser with five minutes to go.

A long ball over the Town defence found Chloe Coaker and Caitlin Baigent running in and Coaker hit the back of the net only to see the linesman’s flag up.

Wasps: Chloe Coaker (Capt), Feitong Wilde, Millie Baverstock, Chloe Baines, Abbie Chart, Kiera Beavan, Beth Clawson, Caitlin Baigent, Jodie Barker

Mollie Martin, Lily Beckett. Subs: Emily Smith, Jenny Brockbank

Crawley Wasps Girls v Seacoast United

Crawley Wasps Girls from Under 14’s to U16 were invited on Thursday 14th August to play American Youth Girls Team Seacoast United who are on your in the UK. Girls to play 2 Friendly Games at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre at Lancing, Both Teams played some great football, with the girls that made the trip from Crawley wasps enjoying this great experience



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Presentation Evening Award Winners

This Years Crawley Wasps Awards Night was a massive success within the Club on Saturday 30th May. I hope everyone that attended enjoyed the evening, and here is to another great season moving into our 25th Year

Awards As Follows :

Ladies 1st Team : Managers Player – Hannah Duncan / Players Player – Lisa Engall Richards / Most Improved – Hannah Duncan / Merit Award – Catherine Poleykett

Ladies Reserve : Managers Player – Ellen Clifford / Players Player – Zoe Martin / Most Improved – Emily Robinson / Merit Award – Alicia Haworth

Under 15s : Managers Player – Dani Prior / Players Player – Milene Junquerous / Most Improved – Tily Fielding / Merit Award – Becks

Under 14s : Managers Player – Millie Baverstock / Players Player – Chloe Coaker / Most Improved – Chloe Baines / Merit Award – Jodie Barker

Under 13s : Managers Player – Yasmin Church / Players Player – Emily Tilford Carey / Most Improved – Alana Delaney / Merit Award – Olivia Mullan

Development : Managers Player – Ella Mullan / Players Player – Faith Hemsley / Most Improved – Tajah Kwatia / Merit Award – Lucy Neill