Charlestown 2, Wakefield 0
The Charlestown GU14-1 team took on Wakefield this Saturday on crisp fall afternoon. The Townies began the game very well, controlling possession in the midfield. Central midfielder Emily Pardy played a key role by winning the ball in the midfield and distributing the ball forward to strikers Maeve Fittz and Annie Coviello. Several times during the first half Coviello and Fittz took the ball down the sidelines, causing the Wakefield defense to become stretched and creating chances on goal for the Townies. In the 11th minute of the first half Fittz took the ball down the right sideline, cut in, and put a thunderous shot past the Wakefield goalkeeper making the score 1-0. The remainder of the first half was controlled by the Townies in the same manner, with midfielders Josie Hoyt, Isabelle Charbonnier, and Jasmine Nijjar not allowing Wakefield much time on the ball. Goalkeeper Caroline Collier did an outstanding job in the first half to assure the Townies went into half time leading 1-0.
The second half was nearly identical to the first half with the Townies dominating play. Central Defenders Bryn O’Hara and Maeve Shea kept the defense organized, allowing for very few opportunities on goal. Outside defenders Lauren Sweeney and Caroline Adduci marked the Wakefield forwards very well and made superb efforts to help the midfield begin new attacks on the Wakefield goal. In the 56th minute, Fittz took the ball down the sideline again, this time on the left, cut in and rocketed another strike on goal beating the Wakefield goalkeeping making the score 2-0. Many more chances were created by the Townies as well. Charbonnier took the ball from deep in the midfield in the 62nd minute and went past the Wakefield defense, but was unlucky not to convert on the goal scoring opportunity. To show how well the Townies played as a team this week, Collier played in the field during the 2nd half while Nijjar and Shea split the 2nd half in goal. This did not affect the Townies play and the team did well to play solid defense and protect their two goal lead and secure a clean sheet, leading to their second win of the season.
The Townies next game is Saturday October 29th at 4pm versus Wilmington at home. The Townies look to build on their improved play over the last several weeks to register another win.