Madeley Academy 5 – 1 Whitecross Hereford
Thursday 24 October 2019
Pleasant autumn conditions welcomed us to Shopshire as we made a first visit to Madeley Academy for their round two tie with Whitecross Hereford.
The home side were looking to build on their comprehensive 12 – 0 win in the opening round, while Whitecross were facing their first game of the competition having received a first round bye.
In what proved to be an end-to-end game, it was Madeley who made the breakthrough and headed into the break with a 3-1 lead with some excellent attacking play.
They sealed their win early in the second half with two further goals, although Whitecross were unlucky not to add to their tally late on with an effort on goal cleared off the line.
Both teams played their part in an entertaining cup tie, with Madeley advancing to round three having won through two rounds in the U14 Girls’ Cup for the first time in their school’s history!
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