Female Saints slip up against USA Stars

A mixture of the ladies side and the U18’s, who finished fourth in the Central Warwickshire girls league this season, welcomed Presbyterian SAM_1731College from South Carolina, at Park Hall last night.

A very athletic side who had won their first tour game 4-1 in Glasgow, were always going to be a strong opposition to face, and a sloppy start from the Saints saw them 3-0 down after only ten minutes. Hope was restored soon after, when a free kick from Jennifer Smith was met buy a looping header from Welsh U17 International Charlotte Edmunds. However, Presbyterian College then added two more before the break to make the score 5-1 to the visitors at half time.

The second half started much brighter for the Saints, and the home side created a number of chances through Megan Haynes and Laura Morris. Despite giving their all the Americans were relentless and added another four goals in the second half, with Sara Simpson who was voted as the player of the match, scored a hat-trick to give her side a deserved 9-1 victory.

The girls Head Coach Peter Wilson said, ‘It was a fantastic experience for all the girls involved to see the level required to play at American University football.’

Wilson went on to praise his team and highlight that the girls have come on in recent months, ‘It was easy to see how much we have come on in recent months. The score line flatters them slightly, but we will use this to move forward with the Powys girls U16 Cup final on Thursday and the National futsal finals at the end of next month.’

The TNS line up was Torin Kelly, Ellie Dickin, Charlotte Turner, Nicola Walford, Lucy Brown, Danni Prince, Jemma Smith, Ffion Davies, Charlotte Edmunds and Jennifer Smith.

The subs were Amie Tomei, Lauren Richards, Michelle Pasco, Kelly Doverston, Megan Haynes and Laura Morris.