Stylish victory for girls
ASHFORD GIRLS U16s overcame local rivals Maidstone at Fortress Ball Lane for their first home fixture of the year 4-1.
Ashford’s young side comprise of girls from five local secondary schools. They have a solid defence, a creative midfield and talented forward line.
They soon earned a penalty corner which resulted in a goal for Harriet Slegg. Buoyed up by this success Ashford started to play the ball around with more confidence with nice interchanges.
A second goal resulted from a nice run and solid finish from Natalie Whitehead.
Ashford’s better quality possession resulted in Gracie Kingsbury being through with just the Maidstone keeper to beat.
After half-time Maidstone put Ashford under severe pressure.
Maidstone finally got a deserved goal five minutes from the end. However Ashford were not finished and added a fourth through Amy Whitehead.
This year the emphasis has been on the style of play, the Ashford tradition of passing, moving and attacking.