Cardiff City Ladies U16's 0 - 3 Hereford U16's
Cardiff City Ladies Under 16's played against Hereford on Thursday in a pre season friendly.
This would be a good test against a physical Hereford team which we played against during the summer tournament in Llanrumney. It was a good opportunity for the girls to put to the test the hard pre-season training that they have been doing. With a Hereford team that were fielding a couple of 17 year old players the girls started well. With Cardiff taking a few new players to this friendly it would take time to settle. Unfortunately Hereford went one up after the Hereford striker ended up 1 on 1 with the Cardiff keeper. The ball managed to get past the keeper and was slotted into the empty net after 12 minutes. The girls then settled and started to play some good football starting from the back and playing out through the midfield. Hereford were a good team although the Cardiff midfield made it easier for them at times by sitting too deep and inviting them on. The sides went into the break with Hereford 1-0 up. The second half saw the Cardiff team start a bit better and the midfield were higher up the pitch and this then started to create chances at each end of the pitch. Unfortunately after 12 minutes of the second half Hereford went 2-0. This didn't deter the cardiff girls from continuing to play football and they were starting to come in to the game more and more as it went on. Unfortunately Hereford managed to bag themselves a 3rd to make it 3-0. The girls carried on and continue to play football in the right way and in the last 5 minutes were pressing high up the pitch. This was creating more opportunities for Cardiff but unfortunately they could not find the net. It was a good run out for the girls in preparation for the season next weekend.