Goals galore for Hitchin Belles in two high-scoring games
- Credit: HITCHIN BELLES FC
There were goals in abundance for Hitchin Belles even if the results didn't always go their way.
The U14 Blues bagged four as they ran out 4-1 winners over Goffs Oak, securing their passage to the quarter-final of the league cup.
An early long-range goal from Ella Bhalla settled the nerves and from there the girls started to play with freedom.
Further first-half goals came from Michelle Lam and Abby Vizard and while Goffs Oak pulled one back in the early stages of the second period, the Belles sealed the victory with a strike from Lily Woodliffe.
Had the U16s managed to hit four goals, they would have come away from their game with Royston with a share of the spoils.
They only managed three to end up on the wrong end of a 4-3 result but the performance filled everyone with pride.
Starting with the bare 11, Hitchin were left with just nine players in the first half and picking up two injuries.
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Royston kindly dropped down to 10 players but even with one extra, they had to work incredibly hard to claim the win.
A spokeswoman for the Belles said: "We played some of the best football we've seen and never gave up."