FA vs. Needwood
November 17, 2021
The Knights traveled to Needwood for a game on November 17. Nyah Forrester was the team captain for her final game with the Knights. Nyah has saved many breakaways and stopped many scoring drives in her time with the Knights. During this game, Nyah did not disappoint. During the final minute of the game, Nyah stopped a scoring drive, once again, to keep the Needwood girls from scoring. Nyah will truly be missed by all who know her.
During the first half, the Needwood goalkeeper was very busy. Accompanied by several strong mid-field passes, the Knights took over 15 shots on goal, which included attempts by Scout Brummett (7), Libby Certain (12), and Mary Ford Fitzjurls (5). The defense was strong again this week and caused the Needwood team to have little opportunity to score. The Knights scored twice on two free kicks putting the ball in the net just over the goalkeeper’s head. Thank you, Mary Ford! The first half ended 2-0.
The second half continued to see the Knights keep the opposing goalkeeper busy. Catherine Dunn (16) had multiple attempts at scoring, as did Scout. Needwood’s goalie was very tough to score on. With about eight minutes remaining in the game, Mary Ford sent in a corner kick that went in the net courtesy of Libby Certain. Others had an opportunity to score as well, including Sofia Gegg (3) and Mary Ford. Goalkeeper Clare Reid stopped a nice shot on goal by Needwood with about a minute remaining to hold them scoreless. All the defenders, Nyah, Kate, Lucy, and Lauren, really kept a strong defensive line throughout the game and made great kicks over the Needwood midfielders. The game ended 3-0. Knights win!
Coach James Riggs