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Players Under 12's

Well done to the Under 12's girls who have reached the League Cup Final.

They defeated Thornton-Cleveleys 6 - 2 in the semi-final played at Lytham.

Awards for the 2006/7 season

Supporter's or Coaches Player Of The Year

Rihanna Bonds

Most Improved Player Of The Year

Rosie Rainford

Player's Player Of The Year

Hollie Southward

Most Player Of The Match Awards

Abi Duxbury

Manager's Player Of The Year

Leah Embley

Accrington Girls & Ladies FC 2-10 Thornton Cleveleys

Accrington Girls and Ladies Football Club Team Under 12's

First game of the season everyone was raring to go, still on a high from last seasons title win, playing on a bigger pitch at 9v9 with the introduction of the offside rule it couldn’t be too different could it?. How wrong could we be, not a very good start to the season, losing 2-10 at home to Thornton . The game started off brightly although Thornton did take an early lead. But as of last season AGSA fought back and scored two goals in 5 mins both as a result of a long ball from keeper Lucy Chadwick. The first was controlled by Laura Starkie who beat the defence to slot home & the second was latched onto by Carrie Ingham who fired home. Unfortunately Thornton fired back with two quick goals also to make it 2-3 half time. It wasn’t a bad start to the second half & AGSA had chances through Starkie, Ingham & Vicky Beard but as the game drew on legs began tiring & AGSA kept getting caught at the back, but from some good goalkeeping from Player of the match Lucy Chadwick it could have been a bigger scoreline. In retrospect perhaps we didn’t quite get the tactics right this time, but hopefully we can learn from this.

Sunday 16th September Darwen Rangers 6-1 AGSA

AGSA under 12s lost their second game of the season at Darwen Rangers 6-1. In wet & windy conditions the girls were 3-0 down by half time, but for some good goal-keeping from Lucy Chadwick & some good defending from Emily Airey & Megan Dixon it could have been worse. The second half they faired a little better but conceded another 3. Player of the match Ciara Borwick tried to claw the game back with some good work & with 3 mins left Laura Starkie got a conselation for AGSA.

Sunday 23rd September Brierfield Celtic 1 – 5 AGSA

First win at last as we beat Brierfield 5-1 but it came at a price. In the first minute Vicky Beard playing central midfield for the first time went down under a challenge in the opposition area and sprained knee ligaments which will keep her out for up to 4 weeks. The team had to continue without her and did so in impressive style, it was a windy day yet that didn’t seem to hinder either side. AGSA took the lead through Ciara Borwick who latched onto a long ball from keeper Lucy Chadwick then beating two defenders fired low to make it 1-0. The second came 5 mins later Borwick this time the provider for Player of the match Carrie Ingham to head the ball home 2-0. Brierfield pulled one back towards the end of the first half due to a mixup in the box 2-1. In the second half it was nearly all AGSA & some good passing Created chances for Ingham to get her second in between a Laura Starkie brace, one a looping shot from 20 yards. Brierfield kept battling but some fine defending from AGSA’s back line kept them @ bay final score 5-1

Sunday 30th September AGSA 4 – 2 Cadley

It was another good day on Sunday as AGSA recorded their second win of the season this time in the cup. They beat Cadley 4-2 at Livingstone rd. A very lively match with end to end football. AGSA struck first A long ball to Courtney Presage starting up front, she laid it off to the left were Carrie Ingham run up to stroke it into the net. The second came a couple of minutes later as Katie Dewhurst run onto a pass from Laura Starkie to score her first of the season. Cadley replied short ly after but Starkie restored the two goal lead with a low shot beating the keeper.Cadley got their second just before half time. The second half was a tight affair with some great defending from Emily Airey amongst others, but on 47 mins Ingham restored the two goal lead with her second of the game. Lucy Chadwick earned Player of the match with some confident keeping.

Sunday 7th October AGSA 5 – 1 Brierfield Celtic

Anonther sterling display from the girls who were without regular keeper Lucy Chadwick who injured her toe in a training accident and had to pull out at the last minute, Laura Starkie deputising in goal. The team are now beginning to gel and some of the confidance in their play was a joy to watch. The only goal of the first half came midway through when Carrie Ingham gathered the ball up went on a mazy run & fired it into the back of the net. In the second half it was much of the same, Emily Airey passed a ball down the left wing for Beth Froggett to chase she kept her head & slotted it to the keepers left. The third goal came from Ingham who picked up a pass in midfield to cooly beat the keeper. The fourth came as Ciara Borwick got the ball back from a corner & crossed it into the box for Ingham to complete her hat-trick. Brierfield managed to pull one back at this point to make it 4-1. Ingham got her fourth after Hayley Lawson went on a run down the left cut back & crossed the ball for Ingham to volley home. Player of the Match went to Carrie Ingham A really good display all round. GOALS Beth Frogett (Carrie Ingham (4) POM)

Sunday 14th October AGSA 0 – 3 Barnoldswick Barons

A third defeat of the season this time at the hands of Barnoldswick Barons. For some reason it just seemed to be one of those days when nothing would go right. Agsa had several key players out & others back from injury but it was a good Barons performance that ended AGSA's run of three wins. But for Player of the Match Laura Starkie deputising in goal the score could have been bigger.

Sunday 27th October Agsa 3 - 2 Gt Harwood (cup)

Agsa got back to winning ways on Sunday with victory over Gt Harwood. It was a close game as the scoreline suggests & it was Harwood that got the first goal with a clever move to beat the keeper. That got AGSA going & they hit back within 5 mins with a well taken strike from Player of the Match Laura Starkie & thas the way it stayed until half time. The second half was nearly all Agsa and they got their second from a break down the right by Carrie Ingham she squared the ball across goal & Courtney Prestage crept in to score at the back post, the third came 10 mins later, Harwood were caught offside, keeper Lucy Chadwicks took the kick & found Vicky Beard on the half way line , she ran striaght to goal & neatly finished past the keeper. Harwood got another towards the end but it was just a consolation. GOALS (Laura Starkie POM )Courtney Prestage Vicky Beard

Sunday 4th November Agsa 4-3 Darwen Rangers

Agsa got revenge for their defeat to Darwen at the start of the season in dramatic style. It was always going to be a tough game as Darwen played some good football last time out, but it was AGSA who got the early break, a Ciara Borwick corner was met on the volley by the right foot of Carrie Ingham to make it 1-0, and it wasn’t long before they then added the second. Jodie Louise Croasdale won the ball on the right passed to Hayley Lawson in the centre she fed a crisp pass Borwick who fired home 2-0. Before the half was up though Darwen replied with two breakaway efforts 2-2 half time. The second half was just as close & AGSA restored their lead early on as Borwick played a ball into the area it struck the arm of a defender penalty given. Up stepped keeper Lucy Chadwick to drill the ball low & hard 3-2, that’s the way the game looked to end until 2 mins from time as AGSA went forward Darwen won the ball & broke 4 on 1 with the keeper helpless Darwen equalized, 3-3 but with the final attack of the game Ingham won the ball, headed for goal, rounded the last defender & slotted passed the diving keeper with the final kick of the game. Player of the Match was Laura Starkie GOALS Carrie Ingham(2) Ciara Borwick Lucy Chadwick(pen)

Sunday 19th November AGSA 2-4 MYERSCOUGH

Myerscough got revenge for their cup final defeat with this victory on Sunday. It was never going to be easy as both teams were evenly matched ,but it was Myerscough that got the break with two goals in the first half. The first from a good break ,the second from a lucky cross that just fell right. Myerscough scored again early in the second half but that seemed to rally AGSA on as they imediatly replied with two qiuck goals from Carrie Ingham & Laura Starkie the game looked as though it could end in a draw as AGSA kept up the pressure. Then came the sucker punch as AGSA tryed to score at one end Myerscough did at the other to seal the points. A good game all round. Player of the match was Laura Starkie.

SUN 25TH NOVEMBER

AGSA SUFFERRED ANOTHER DEFEAT ON SUNDAY AWAY AT THE HANDS OF THORNTON, AGSA STRUGGLED IN THE FIRST HALF TO COME TO GRIPS WITH THE PLAY & FOUND THEMSELVES 4-0 DOWN BY HALF TIME. THEY BEGAN TO PLAY A LITTLE BETTER IN THE SECOND HALF & WERE AWRDED A PENALTY WHICH LUCY CHADWICK DISPATCHED TO MAKE IT 4 - 1 , BUT AN INJURY TO VICKY BEARD & DESPITE SOME GOOD WORK FROM PLAYER OF THE MATCH CARRIE INGHAM AGSA CONCEEDED ANOTHER 3 IN THE SECOND HALF, FINAL SCORE 7-1.

6th JANUARY

Not a very good start to the new year as AGSA lost away to top of the table Myerscough, despite playing well & having not trained for weeks they were 3-0 down within 5 mins & 5-0 at half time. Laura Starkie got a conselation for AGSA but the final score ended 11-1 , Player of the match was Lucy Chadwick.

Sunday 13th Jan

AGSA were at home to Barnoldswick Barons & despite there not being much difference between the two teams AGSA ended up on the wrong side of a 3-0 scoreline. AGSA had plenty of possession & attempts on goal but just couldn’t quite convert them, although a lot of positives were gained from the match, Lucy Chadwick was again named Player of the match.

SUNDAY 10th FEB AGSA 0-2 MYERSCOUGH

ONLY TWO SET PIECES WERE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE TWO SIDES IN THEIR THIRD MEETING, BUT IT WAS BY FAR AGSA's BEST PERFORMANCE ALL ROUND. DEFENCELY AGSA WERE SOUND, SOAKING UP ALL THE PRESSURE THEN HITTING MYERSCOUGH ON THE COUNTER. THEIR FIRST GOAL WAS UNLUCKILY DIRECT FROM A CORNER THE BALL CURVING IN AS THE KEEPER WAS UNSIGHTED. THE SECOND CAME IN THE SECOND HALF AFTER A FOUL ON THE EDGE OF THE BOX, THE KEEPER WAS UNLUCKY NOT TO GET A TOUCH. LUCY CHADWICK WON HER THIRD PLAYER OF THE MATCH IN A ROW, EMILY AIREY MANAGERS PLAYER OF THE MATCH.

Sunday the 24th AGSA 6 – 2 THORNTON CLEVLEYS

AGSA SAVED THEIR BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE SEASON FOR THIS SEMI-FINAL WIN OVER A TEAM THAT HAVE BEATEN THEM TWICE THIS SEASON. AGSA DOMINATED THE FIRST HALF & AN EARLY GOAL FROM CIARA BORWICK SETTLED THEM DOWN, THE SECOND CAME FROM A RIGHT WING CROSS WHICH WAS MET BY MEGAN DIXON AT THE BACK POST, SOME GOOD DEFENDING FROM EMILY AIREY KEPT THORNTON AT BAY, THEN JUST BEFORE HALF TIME GOALKEEPER LUCY CHADWICK LAUNCHED THE BALL TO CARRIE INGHAM WHO FIRED HOME. THORNTON WERE STRONGER IN THE SECOND HALF & GOT THEMSELVES BACK INTO THE GAME WITH A SCRAPPY GOAL BUT AGSA STRUCK STRAIGHT BACK WITH A SHOT FROM HAYLEY LAWSON ON THE LEFT WING, AGAIN THORNTON REDUCED THE ADVANTAGE WHICH MADE THE LAST TEN MINUTES NERVY UNTIL INGHAM BROKE DOWN THE RIGHT AGAIN AND FIRED THE BALL ACROSS GOAL JODIE CROASDALE FIRED AT GOAL & VICKY BEARD DIRECTED THE BALL HOME. IN THE FINAL MINUTE CARRIE INGHAM COLLECTED THE BALL ON THE EDGE OF HER OWN AREA & RUN THE FULL LENGTH OF THE FIELD TO FIRE HOME HER SECOND & EARN HER THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH AWARD.