The U15’s were beating a group of predominantly older ISKL Junior Varsity girls 1-0 at half time but were out- muscled into a 5-1 defeat. Their retort was superb as they battled out an end to end 0-0 draw with Alice Smith which GIS should’ve won, albeit for bad luck. We went on to draw 1-1 with Tenby and yet again were desperately unlucky due only to a lack of sting in the tail of our final shots in front of goal.
The U18’s played out a closer run game than the 4-1 scoreline with Alice Smith showed. The opposition simply made the most of their chances. Everything they struck seemed to go in. We were 3-0 down at half time and Tasha Jayabalan was desperately unlucky not to get a goal back on the stroke of half time, with a great header from a corner that went straight to the keeper. The girls worked incredibly hard against a strong, slick ISKL Varsity team who had beaten us 9-1 in the opener last week. A 2-0 loss this time showed a great amount of progress in the defensive third. A thriller with MKIS ended 3-2 to GIS, which was a deserved way to finish a day of very hard work for all.
The girls are all training hard and making excellent progress as we go into finals week this coming Saturday. Semi-final dates with Alice Smith beckon for both teams. It will be a close run thing for the U15’s and although the U18’s are up against it after 2-1 and 4-1 defeats, it is now up to the girls to put their work on the training ground into match gameplay and show they are made of mentally sterner stuff.