Y7 Girls Win ESFA Under 12 Indoor 5-a-side Football Tournament
The girls had a confident start to the tournament winning 2-1 against Gainsborough academy, there were amazing goals scored by Isabela Marti accompanied by phenomenal set ups from Connie Williams. The girls should be pleased with their first results considering Gainsborough had tough competitors to beat. By the second match, the girls had time to rest and come up with a game plan. Their next competitors were Pembroke who played very well but were unable to get a goal passed Maddison Johnson. The girls had an amazing round and ended up winning 6-0 against Pembroke.
The girls familiarised themselves with Queen Elizabeth’s techniques and Holly Henshaw and Louise East were talking team tactics from the side-line. This had a great benefit being victorious against Queen Elizabeth. We had a slow start but the girls boldly brought it back and managed to come out with a 3-1 win, there was some lovely defending by Lucy Barlow in the third game. Yet to be beaten.
Since watching the other schools play, the girls were aware that LSST were going to be tough competition, both school unbeaten so far. The fourth game was against LSST and the girls were ready. We had a fantastic start to the game with a bottom left hand goal scored by Connie Williams, great confidence boost, smiles all round! The girls pulled another win out the bag and ended with a well-deserved 2-0 victory. The last schools we had to play were Branston and City school; the girls knew they were yet to be defeated so the pressure was on. The penultimate match was against Branston. Branston had been drawing every game so far and the girls didn’t want to make it another one. They were the toughest competitors yet, Poppy Joyce and Louise kept the pressure on and we scored an amazing first goal, but our RP girls didn’t let it affect them. We bounced back and finished with an incredible score of 5-1.
Finally, the girls were up against City school, the very last game of the tournament. The girls had been told that they have won no matter the result of the last game. The girls lost their focus a few times with the excitement of winning the tournament allowing city to score two lucky goals but they put up a good fight. Unfortunately, the girls did not reign undefeated and the final score was 2-0 to City. Never the less, our RP year 7 football team did a FANTASTIC job and WON the tournament overall, next stop is Derby to represent our district in January .