Essex County Girls Football eague U16 Cup Quarter Final
Eastern Avenue 5 – Hutton 0
This was a freezing encounter in which the workmanlike hosts simply had too much for the visitors. Although the well organised Hutton set out their stall to play a high line and frustrate their opponents, it was Eastern Avenue who took early control of a scrappy game.
Ashleigh Lewis-Shodeinde was quickly out of the traps and into her stride, putting the home side in front five minutes from the kick-off with a well taken effort. Mollie Walker curled a free-kick round the wall and into the bottom corner to double the advantage less than five minutes after that, and then Benedite PamBani provided a delicious lob to put Eastern Avenue three up before the quarter hour.
In the cold the game was over both as a serious contest and any sort of spectacle as the battle settled down to a tight and ultimately frustrating pattern either side of the half way line.
If there was any lingering doubt about the result, Mollie Walker doubled her tally with a quality strike after excellent work on the flank ten minutes before the break, and Molly Rose made it five on the stroke of half time when she timed her run to perfection and made no mistake with the finish.
The Herons pushed hard at the start of the second half and kept Hutton penned in, there were no more gaols and the game stalled to a conclusion, Eastern Avenue comfortably booking their place in the semi-finals.
Caitlin Hynes, Tori West, Georgia Owens, Hope Durrance, Daisy Davis, Tayla Hudson, Evie Rose, Benedite PamBani, Beatriz Furtado, Chloe Humberstone-Gilroy, Ayse Yuksel (C), Molly Rose, Mollie Walker, Ashleigh Lewis-Shodeinde
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