Marlborough Town Ladies 2016 17Marlborough Town Ladies 0 Swindon Town Development 6
Marlborough were faced with another tough defeat at the weekend with a 6-0 loss at home.
Their first meeting against Swindon Town Development was a long and hard battle.
Marlborough worked hard, showing great determination, but they were unable to keep the young and skilful players of Swindon from dominating the game.
Despite some brilliant saves from Marlborough's goalie, Robyn Hill, the Swindon goals continued to increase.
Marlborough continued to make it difficult for Swindon until the very end.
Dani Hull worked tirelessly against a very quick winger whilst other players like Abbii Demir, Mollie Ash, Emma Brown and Lucy Bush were all asked to play more game time than usual. All of them stepped up to the challenge, working hard for each other to the end.
Despite the loss, Marlborough could be proud of their performance and look forward to next week's game against Melksham Town.
Marlborough Town LadiesSwindon Spitfires 6 Marlborough Town Ladies 3
Marlborough Town Ladies struggled in a 6-3 defeat against old rivals Swindon Spitfires on Sunday.
They began well, but were unable to maintain focus and discipline for the full 90 minutes.
Against a team as well-experienced as Spitfires, this cost them goals and ultimately, the game.
Despite the loss, there was some positive play from the ladies.
It was only a couple of minutes into the game when Dani Hull made a run down the left wing and scored.
Marlborough were spurred on by their early goal and played great football for the next twenty minutes. Unfortunately, a couple moments of tiredness and lack of concentration, resulted in two goals from the Spitfires, before the half was up.
Marlborough had a huge mountain to climb.
They worked hard and managed two great goals from Emily Bogg and Ffion Williams, but they couldn't bring the game back.
Marlborough's goalie, Robyn Hill, worked tirelessly to keep the Swindon strikers at bay. She made some amazing saves but was unable to stop all of the shots on target.
In the end, Swindon won the game with six skilful and well-worked goals.
Marlborough Town Ladies 2016 17Marlborough Town Ladies 1 Trowbridge Town Ladies 3
The first cup game of the season on Sunday, and Marlborough Town Ladies were fired up. Although the opponent was Trowbridge Town, who had beaten them twice previously, Marlborough wanted to prove themselves as a difficult team to face.
They did just that.
The final result was a 3-1 loss but Marlborough played a physical and disciplined game for 90 minutes. The defence was consistent, the midfield hard-working and the strikers eager. They played as a unit, passing the ball well and keeping possession.
It was nil-nil until the beginning of the second half when a simple mistake led to a Trowbridge goal.
It was only a matter of minutes that it was followed up with a great run down the left wing by Dani Hull. She crossed it into the goal mouth where Emma Brown wrestled against Trowbridge bodies and knocked the ball into the back of the net with her left foot.
Marlborough continued to work hard but Trowbridge were able to get another two goals in the second half.
Despite this, Marlborough could be proud of their efforts. They played well as a team for the full game and they finished it with congratulations from their coaches and even their opponents for the great spirit shown throughout.
Marlborough Town Ladies 2016 17Marlborough Town Ladies 0 Trowbridge Town Ladies 6
Marlborough Town Ladies knew that they would have a tough match ahead of them as they faced Trowbridge Town Ladies in their second meeting of the season on Sunday.
Although the final result was a six nil loss for Marlborough, there were plenty of positives to take from the game.
Everyone in the team had to make it as difficult for Trowbridge as possible.
Injuries and absences meant that a lot of the Marlborough players had to adapt to new positions, but not only this, they had to rely on players who had never played a full match before.
The results were inspiring.
Both Mollie Ash and Teagan Wenlock, the two youngest on the team, were able to step into their new defensive roles with determination.
Their drive and positivity on the pitch, proved their amazing value as part of the team and their hard work, even when the team was losing, did not go unnoticed.
Marlborough had to play a defensive game from the beginning. Their first line of defence was at the top of the pitch where Abbii Demir worked endlessly to keep Trowbridge from gaining ground.
At the end of the game, Marlborough were able to say that they worked hard as a team and played well, despite the result.
They know that the challenges they faced and the strengths they discovered will only improve their future game when they go into the first round of the cup in two weeks time.
Marlborough Town Ladies 2016 17Marlborough Town Ladies 2 Laverstock & Ford Ladies 2
Marlborough Town Ladies were pleased to secure their first point of the season with a 2 all draw against Laverstock Ladies on Sunday.
The game opened up with some great passing amongst the team; everyone working hard and moving the ball well. Despite the positive start it was difficult to get any real chances on goal.
It was nearing the halfway mark when Dani Hull made a great run down the left wing, beating a defender and then the Laverstock goalie for a one nil lead.
Marlborough came into the second half a bit unsettled. They struggled to concentrate and made some poor mistakes, ultimately ending in two consecutive goals from a spirited Laverstock side. Marlborough did not get their heads down but it was hard work.
They had to fight for every ball until some luck came their way in the last few minutes. A free kick just outside of the box and Ffion Williams stepped up to take it.
Composed as ever, she struck it well and sent the ball hurling into the back of the net, giving Marlborough the close draw that they felt they deserved.
The Ladies were pleased with their hard work and stroke of luck, determined to stay more disciplined for their next game against a tough Trowbridge side.
Marlborough Town Ladies 2016 17Marlborough Ladies 0 Swindon Spitfires 3
Facing Swindon Spitfires, the team Marlborough beat in the cup final last season, was bound to be tough.
As expected, Swindon came out hard. They managed a three-nil victory against Marlborough in their first home game of the season.
Within five minutes Swindon knocked in their first; a well-worked goal from the skilful Spitfires strikers. But Marlborough did not let this deter them.
They kept their heads up, working hard to play some great football. The Spitfires keeper was able to keep them in the lead with some great saves and it wasn't until the second half when Spitfires were able to gain a greater lead.
Taking advantage of good opportunities, they scored two more goals and secured the game.
Despite the loss, Marlborough battled hard until the end and could be pleased with their performance. Their players proved adaptability of positions and worked hard as a team.
Marlborough Town Ladies 2016-17Trowbridge Town Ladies 7 Marlborough Town Ladies 2
The first game of the season for Marlborough was a disappointing loss against Trowbridge Town Ladies.
A 7-2 defeat away on Sunday (September 11) was not how Marlborough intended to start the season.
They began well despite it being a hot day. Marlborough were up against very young and clinical Trowbridge players but they didn't let this affect their game plan.
They played well and were only 2-1 down at the half. They also managed to come out with an equaliser within minutes of the second half starting.
Unfortunately, shortly after, a couple of simple mistakes by Marlborough led to a series of Trowbridge goals.
In the span of five minutes, the score jumped to 5-2. Marlborough played hard but missed some opportunities and were unable to bring the game back.
Trowbridge were able to score two more goals before the game ended, leaving Marlborough disappointed but determined as ever to come back stronger for their next game.
Becky Knox, Angels' new coachThe Marlborough Youth Football Club are looking for more Angels to follow in the successful footsteps of recent Angels teams.
The Angels are the club's girls teams and Becky Knox, a qualified coach to FA Level 2 and Youth Module 2, as well as being a cup-winning MTFC ladies player and sports coach by trade has joined MYFC to help the girls through from never having kicked a ball to becoming full members of the Angels teams.
Becky joins to work closely alongside John Whitehead, who not only coaches but is also the main organiser.
MYFC has grown enormously over the past few years, becoming extremely successful by encouraging and engaging Marlborough’s boys and girls to play football, and even achieved the prestigious award of Wiltshire’s Sports Club of the Year in 2014.
Currently there are about 200 MYFC players organised and overseen by a dedicated, voluntary committee.
The Angels are one area which sets MYFC apart from many other youth Football Clubs. From the chair outwards, everyone involved in the club supports the Angels, who also enjoy FA backing and support from local sponsors, all of whom are keen to continue developing the profile of girls football in Marlborough and wider afield.
Stuart Slater, Chair of MYFC said of the Angels: “Our goal is to sustain an environment where girls of all ages can nourish their love of the game, build friendships, and have some time invested into them and their abilities. We therefore welcome new players from complete beginners to established and advanced ability”.
If the Angels sounds like the place for your daughter, sister, niece or friend come down to the Marlborough College Water Meadow pitch this coming Friday (24 June) between 6 and 7pm or again on 1 July.