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Posted on: 16/09/2021

Arsenal WFC 0 v 3 Chelsea FC Blenheim 

Gameday was back, as Chelsea FC Blenheim travelled to Arsenal in new head coach Craig Watkins’ first league game of the season. 

Blenheim fielded a starting 11 that included four Year 12 debutants. Our year 12 students have started their life at Blenheim impressively and made Craig’s job all the harder in picking his first match day squad. The first half was a cautious 45 minutes, Arsenal were playing their first game in this league. Blenheim looked to control the game, whilst being cautious to not gift the hosts a lead against the run of play. Chelsea FC Blenheim created several chances, but the Arsenal goalkeeper produced some excellent saves as the half ticked on. The first half finished 0-0 with Arsenal probably the happier side, having not made it out of their half for much of the 45 minutes. 

After an inspiring half time team discussion, and with Alex coming on to make her debut, Chelsea FC Blenheim exploded into life, at the start of the second half winning the 50/50 challenges and pressing the ball with great intensity. After 2 minutes of the half it was a moment of magic form Kori, who lofted the ball high and into the top corner from 20 yards; 1-0 and the tide had turned. It didn’t take long for Chelsea FC Blenheim to confirm their superiority, with Captain Saskia rising highest from a lofted ball, and guiding the ball into the Arsenal net; 2-0. Blenheim continued to compete well and limited Arsenal to just 2 counter attacking opportunities, which were dealt with well by Chelsea FC Blenheim’s impressive back line and goalkeeper. 

With 30 minutes left Keira and Millie entered the game to make their debuts. It was those two that combined to finish off a good performance, with Keira slotting home after a great through ball from Millie. 

Chelsea FC Blenheim, travel to North London again next week, taking on Tottenham Hotspur. Will London be Blue again?

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