So the Emeralds 1st match ended in a defeat, would the 2nd go that way? From the get go the Emeralds asserted themselves as dominant and found themselves 1-0 up, after 3 minutes when Sophie scored. The 1st half the slowed down in pace and neither side really found themselves on top, it was end to end stuff. 4 minutes from the end of the 1st half and the opposition had equalized, 1-1. My ingenious coaching wanted the defenders to carry the ball out from the back, which Scarlett took a little too literally, ran the whole length of the pitch and scored. Not exactly what I had in mind but I’m not complaining. Unfortunately, the 2nd half didn’t start the best and the Emeralds were back at evens after 20 seconds. A persistent run from Sadie, where she managed to take the ball round the keeper and score a goal. Then Winton went up the other end and got a penalty which they converted and we were pegged back again. The 4th goal came for them which I’ve entirely forgot. Isabelle then at 4-3 down slotted an equalizer in to make it 4-4. After every girl had taken a penalty is what still at a stalemate, so we’ll leave it at that. Good match for the girls which definitely helped their development. Onward and upwards Emeralds.
Prestwich Marauders FC was formed in 1972 to provide football, primarily for young boys from the Prestwich and Whitefield area. Today the Marauders has over 200 members both boys and girls aged between 5 and 16. We now extend well beyond Prestwich and Whitefield.