On Thursday our newly formed Year 6 girl's football team participated in the Under 11 tournament at War Memorial Park. The girls were placed in a group alongside three other local schools; for their first ever game they came up against Whitchurch, they battled well, with Maggie making great clearances and Sophia pulling off a fine save to keep the game level ending in a draw.
With a 2 game break the girls practised their passing and moving skills ready to take on Chiltern. Paola stepped up to take on the role of GK, the girls came very close to scoring a couple of times with Lillie pressing up front, it was Chiltern that netted the first goal just before half time. We came out strong in the second half with Mia having a great run up the wing to cut into the box and score a fine goal. There was great play both ends of the pitch but the ball fell nicely for the Chiltern striker to slot the winner in the back of the net. The game ended 2-1.
For the girl’s final group game we knew a win would put us in a good position to progress to the quarter finals. The girls were working well as a team and Mia took a shot on goal and scored. Rucstall came out in the second half strong to get the goal back with the number 11 running through and getting a great shot on goal. Latia battled hard in defence assisted by Maggie and Freya. Sophia went on a great run through the middle and released a shot on goal with the keeper making a good save. With some good passing play Paola scored the winning goal.
After a quick drink’s break teams were called in to find out who they were playing next. We were called first and had made it to the quarter finals and were up against a strong North Waltham side. All the girls worked their socks off, putting in great challenges, good passing and moving the ball around the pitch, North Waltham had a shot on goal with Olivia pulling off a great save. But we couldn’t hold them off and the game ended with a win to North Waltham.
The girls were a credit to the school and we are very proud of them, they showed commitment, character and great determination. Well Done.