Hayfield Girls U13’s 0 - 1 Darley Dale Girls U13’s
Hayfield entertained League leaders Darley Dale for only their second game in 11 weeks.
The first half saw Hayfield defending under heavy ground conditions with a cross field wind making passing football virtually impossible. The game was contested in midfield with Georgia Bull, Megan Pritchard and Quinn Aris-Sutton all working tirelessly in front of a defence of Maisie Goddard, Imogen Wilson and the outstanding Tulisha Griffiths who held the Darley attack at bay until a hopeful ball into the area saw Maisie Goddard deflect it past her own keeper into the far corner of the net.
0-1 at half-time gave Hayfield hope for the second half but despite the continuing team effort and runs of forwards Amy Vandermotten and Katie Brookes there was little to threaten the Darley goal. Lydia Waterhouse made a string of fine saves in the Hayfield goal especially when thwarting a one-on-one situation with a double save and another pushed onto the post before rolling across the goal-line and being cleared. Hayfield can take great satisfaction from a solid all-round team performance which had Darley Dale on edge right till the final whistle.