ROUND-UP: U16s beaten by Ringmer in League Cup final

Wasps’ Ellie Livingstone scraps for possession (Picture: Dave Burt – www.daveburtphotography.co.uk).

Crawley Wasps Under-16s lost their second showpiece final of the season as they were beaten 6-2 by Ringmer Rovers in the Sussex Girls League Cup on Sunday.

Chanelle Gainsford and Emily Flegg kept Wasps in touch at Worthing’s Woodside Road ground but they ended up wilting in the heat late on.

It comes seven weeks after they were edged out by Eastbourne in the Sussex Girls County Cup final at Lancing.

Ellie Livingstone twice fired over at the start of a fast-paced game with end-to-end action, before Ringmer broke the deadlock midway through the first half.

However, Wasps drew level shortly afterwards when skipper Gainsford struck a free-kick from fully 30 yards which flew over the wall and into the net.

Goalkeeper Lauren Graves was called into action early in the second half but she was unable to keep out a header from a corner resulting from one of her fine saves.

Following another corner, the ball rebounds off the post to find a Ringmer foot to give them a 3-1 lead.

Wasps refused to give in and Flegg reduced the deficit with a burst of pace and a fine finish, but Rovers reversed the tactic on Mark Graves’ team and used it to not only restore their two-goal lead, but then add a fifth.

Poppy Nicholls overcame a twisted ankle to dig in with Thales player of the match Olivia Mullan also outstanding, but Ringmer were to inflict further punishment late on.

Wasps Ladies’ reserves won one and lost one of their double header at Herne Bay in the South East Counties Premier Division, both games finishing 2-1.

However, the Ladies development picked up just a point from their double header with Horsham Sparrows, drawing 0-0 before losing 2-1.

MATCH REPORT: Bosher books Under-16s place in final

Chloe Bosher got the winner against Mile Oak (Picture: David Jeffery Photography)

Crawley Wasps’ Under-16s booked their place in another final as they beat Mile Oak Wanderers 3-2 in the last four of the Sussex Girls League Cup on Sunday.

Just three weeks after losing the Sussex Girls Challenge Cup final, Wasps responded with an excellent victory away at the league leaders.

Captain Chanelle Gainsford opened the scoring with a long-range effort that dipped over the keeper.

Wasps’ keeper Lauren Graves, the Thales player of the match, made a string of fine saves, before Ellie Livingstone released Emily Flegg to double the lead.

Mile Oak pulled a goal back on the stroke of half time, as Wasps tried to reorganise after an injury, and the hosts levelled in the second half with a strike from outside the box.

Chances came and went at both ends before Bosher struck to ensure a final against Ringmer Rovers.

Wasps’ reserves moved up to sixth in the South East Counties Premier Division with a 3-2 win at Hassocks.

Goals from Zoe Martin and Amy Clark had Simon Pavey’s side 2-1 up at the break, with Rosanne Fine netting in the second half.

Wasps’ first team beat a Jersey Representative XI 6-1 in a friendly at Steyning Town.

A report and picture slideshow can be found here.

 

MATCH REPORT: Crawley Wasps U16s 3 Eastbourne Girls 4

Wasps U16s skipper Chanelle Gainsford drives on from midfield (Picture: Simon Roe – www.simonroephotography.co.uk)

Crawley Wasps’ Under-16s were edged out 4-3 by Eastbourne in a thrilling Sussex Girls Challenge Cup final at Culver Road, Lancing on Sunday evening.

Chloe Bosher scored the pick of the seven goals – rifling in a terrific shot from 30 yards – but Eastbourne snatched it five minutes from time after an action-packed game.

It was only the team’s second defeat in 67 matches against female opposition from Sussex, a run stretching back to their days as Under-11s.

They fell behind after nine minutes as Megan Cranford struck but skipper Chanelle Gainsford levelled soon afterwards, slotting in from a tight angle after Eastbourne keeper Amber Pisani-Clelland had saved her first effort.

Eastbourne restored their lead midway through the first half, Becky Simmonds converting a cross from the left, but Wasps hit back again a minute before the break as Emily Flegg pounced on a loose ball inside the box.

On 54 minutes came Bosher’s moment of brilliance which gave Wasps the lead for the first time. Collecting a ball from Ellie Livingstone, she unleashed a dipping effort from distance which flew over Pisani-Clelland.

However Eastbourne levelled just four minutes later, Simmonds latching on to a through ball before a composed finish.

And the same player broke Wasps’ hearts late on, completing her hat-trick to seal the trophy.

In both halves, Wasps’ keeper Lauren Graves – who experienced Ladies first-team football in a friendly with Reading earlier this year – bravely smothered at strikers’ feet, while the hard-working Gainsford and influential Livingstone were stand-out performers.

Manager Mark Graves said: “The girls gave it absolutely everything. They walked off with heads held high. It was a great game of football played by two good teams.”

Wasps U16s: Graves; Tilford-Carey, Watts, Upton, Mullan; Nicholls, Gainsford, Livingstone, Sullivan; Bosher; Flegg. Subs: Hughes, Delaney, Sinden.

GALLERY: For more pictures from the Sussex Girls Challenge Cup final, click here >>

Match Report : Under 16 – Cuckfield Cosmos 3 – 3 Crawley Wasp

Scorers : Topaz Luxford (2) Caitlin Baigent (1)

Crawley Wasps took to the field sunday lunchtime after a night with Storm Angus this was the only Under 16 League game to be played, From the Kick off Wasps were pressing hard and playing some good football, Early goal from Cuckfield would see Wasps move into the next gear and a superb Goal Kick from Feitong Wilde who found Chloe Coaker who drilled the ball across to Topaz Luxford who immediatly hit the ball into the back on the net 1-1

As we kicked the 2nd half off a great pass finding Caitlin Baigent pace on the right wing outstanding and continued to drive into the Cosmos area and hit the ball with pace into the bottom left side of the goal, Wasps were pushing hard and cosmos couldn’t find a way out . A quick move from cosmos caught our defence and the equaliser came. Into the last 15 minutes of the game a nice ball from Lily Beckett to Topaz Luxford who outpaced the cosmos defence and into the back of the net went the ball 2-3, with minutes left of the watch 3 points looked to be with wasps, but a last surge from cosmos caught the wasps defence and cosmos found the equaliser they had been searching for, Final Score 3-3

Basepoint Player of the Match : Chloe Baines

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Crawley Wasps Under 16’s – September Round Up

Season Update :

It was great to see the season start for the Under 16s, We had a good Summer with some tournaments and then transitioned into Pre Season Friendly Games to prepare us for the coming season. During Pre Season we welcomed 3 New Players to the team Billie Saunders & Emma Brookbank who joined us from neighbours Crawley Town Girls FC and Alice Little who was at Caterham Pumas last season, all 3 girls have come into the team really well and are growing within our team, We lost Mollie Martin in the close season as she rejoins Eastbourne Borough, we have ended up with a squad since of 17 players now for the coming season, Mark And I have discussed this and we will have to Rest 2 players every game and will take a squad of 14 Outfield Players every week with us. This so far has worked out with injuries and family commitments.  So far this season we have played 3 League Games, Winning 2 Games and Losing 1. We have also had our first League Cup Game which we won on Penalties. We think its been a good start to the season and we are looking forward to the girls pushing hard in the league and cups, I am sure for the supporters watching on its been good but also kept you entertained aswell, I know my voice is already feeling it.

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Basepoint Player of the Match Awards

As most of you will have seen Basepoint have sponsored us for Player of the Match Awards which I know the girls like, and they deserve these awards.

Ringmer : Emma Brookbank

Southdown : Jodie Barker

Withdean : Jenny Brockbank

Newhaven : Fei Wilde

Injury News :

Chloe Coaker out injured with a Foot Injury that kept her sidelined for 6 weeks, but pleased to see her back in the team now.

Millie Baverstock has picked up an injury to her Rectus Femoris Muscle which is the largest of the Upper Leg Quad Muscles, Millie is seeing Richard Massimo Physio and we estimate Millie Returning to the Team 30th October.

Emily Smith has a hand injury and has to have this strapped up at the moment with a splint and until this is removed again will not be allowed to play, but is able to train with the squad

Winter Training

As you are all aware we have moved to Broadfield 3G for the whole of the Winter and this is a major move for our girls and is a better surface that we can work on, We will also be having either Pro Kickers with us every week or Head Coach Martin Firmo to help us develop the girls.

Christmas Outing

Every year we try to arrange something for the girls to do and we are working to get something planned for them, and will come back to the parents to make sure the costing is ok with you before discussed with the girls as we know they will always say yes

As always thank you for all your support every game

Thanks

Mark and Mark

Under-16s win on penalties

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Newhaven U16s 1 – 1 Crawley Wasps U16

AET 1-3 Crawley Wasps Winners

 Crawley Wasps U16s would take on Newhaven U16s in the Sussex Girls League Cup, A good start to the game with Wasps playing some great football, but at half time both teams went in at 0-0 some changes with the introduction of Topaz Luxford, within 5 minutes of the 2nd half wasps were now looking very dangerous and the Newhaven Defence could not handle the power of luxford, On 60 Minutes a great ball in from Lily Beckett would find Luxford to open the wasps score 0-1, Newhaven came back fast and playing a different attack caught the wasps defence out and rounded keeper Feitong Wilde to equal the scores 1-1. Both teams would work hard trying to take the winning goal but as the referee blew his whistle for the end of the game, extra time was now in play.. As hard as Wasps tried they just could not find a goal to take the lead and Penalty Shoot out was inplace, As the 5 players were named Wasps took strong Penalties and took the win 1-3, Some great football today from the Wasps Under 16 and showed some great fight and determination for this game and now look forward to next round of the League Cup on the 13thNovember where we will take Eastbourne on. Today’s Basepoint Player of the Match Feitong Wilde

fei-pomPicture Included ; Feitong Wilde our Basepoint Player of the match

Jodie’s free-kick seals win for Under-16s

Captain Jodie Barker scored the winner from a free-kick to ensure Crawley Wasps Under-16s got their league campaign off to a great start, 4-3 victors at Ringmer Rovers.

They dominated the game early on and opened the scoring when debutant Emma Brookbank played a one-two with Billie Saunders before firing home from 25 yards.

Despite an equaliser from Ringmer, Wasps worked really hard and regained the lead going into half-time, thanks to Caitlin Baigent.

They continued to have the better of the game early in the second half and made it 3-1 when a swinging ball from Beth Clawson found Topaz Luxford and she made no mistake.

Ringmer, though, were proving tough to put away and the home side stormed back to score twice in 15 minutes to level the game.

But up stepped Barker with a beauty of a free-kick and Wasps closed the game out to take the three points.

Wasps Under-16s: Feitong Wilde, Chloe Baines, Alice Little, Jodie Barker (capt), Millie Baverstock, Beth Clawson, Billie Saunders, Emma Brookbank, Lily Beckett, Topaz Luxford, Caitlin Baigent.

Subs: Jenny Brockbank, Emily Smith, Kiera Beavan.

Basepoint Player of the Match: Emma Brookbank

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Jodie’s free-kick seals win for Under-16s

Captain Jodie Barker scored the winner from a free-kick to ensure Crawley Wasps Under-16s got their league campaign off to a great start, 4-3 victors at Ringmer Rovers.

They dominated the game early on and opened the scoring when debutant Emma Brookbank played a one-two with Billie Saunders before firing home from 25 yards.

Despite an equaliser from Ringmer, Wasps worked really hard and regained the lead going into half-time, thanks to Caitlin Baigent.

They continued to have the better of the game early in the second half and made it 3-1 when a swinging ball from Beth Clawson found Topaz Luxford and she made no mistake.

Ringmer, though, were proving tough to put away and the home side stormed back to score twice in 15 minutes to level the game.

But up stepped Barker with a beauty of a free-kick and Wasps closed the game out to take the three points.

Wasps Under-16s: Feitong Wilde, Chloe Baines, Alice Little, Jodie Barker (capt), Millie Baverstock, Beth Clawson, Billie Saunders, Emma Brookbank, Lily Beckett, Topaz Luxford, Caitlin Baigent.

Subs: Jenny Brockbank, Emily Smith, Kiera Beavan.

Basepoint Player of the Match: Emma Brookbank

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Under 16s take a well deserved 1st Win of the season

U16s Wasps v Angmering
Game started slowly due to the fog but soon Angmering got 2 goals to take the lead, Wasps regained themselves and after a through ball from Tamzin Byworth to Courtney Walker, wasps got a goal back, after a bit of time, Lily Beckett took control down the wing, outplaying her opponent and crossing the ball to Tae Murrell just outside the box to score Wasps second goal, after this Wasps let Angmering control the game and at half time, Wasps were down 4-2, second half was much better, Wasps regained themselves again to see this half with 3 goals (2 from Tae and 1 from Courtney), Jodie Barker in goal made some impressive saves throughout the game, when the final whistle went, Wasps had won their first game of the season 5-4, great sportsmanship from the girls throughout
Team; Izzy Lee-Fisher, Rebecca Willis, Tilly Fielding, Katie Whitcombe, Sarah Pepper, Tamzin Byworth, Milene Junquerios, Tae Murrell, Courtney Walker, Jodie Barker and Lily Beckett