YEAR 7 GIRLS FOOTBALL TRIUMPH
“On 6th November, we played in a football tournament at Matthew Arnold School against other schools in the area. We focused on our game plan and from the outset executed this with energy. Most of the action was in the opposition half, which represented us as a stronger team giving our goalkeeper, Caitlin, time to rest, as she was challenged on a few occasions despite us being the stronger side overall.
There was no passing through our defense with credit going largely to Katie and Emma, with great dribbling skills from Olivia and Lucia.
We drew against Thamesmead and won against St Pauls and Bishop Wand, where I managed to score in both games.
With all the girls cooperating with each other we zoomed through to the semi-final where we played against Magna Carter School.
Again, we were full of energy from the word "go". I scored two goals thanks to great passes from Lilly and Lucia. The opposition however, managed to score despite Caitlin’s great efforts. The final score was 2-1, which meant we were through to the final.
In the final, we played the host, Matthew Arnold School. We were determined to win but our opponents did not let us rest, it was full steam on from both teams. All the girls kept their feet on the gas in what was a tense 8 minutes.
Olivia scored the first goal and I followed with the second goal just 90 seconds before the end. The final score was 2-0 and we claimed the victory.
We won the tournament making Sunbury Manor proud and undefeated!”
Reported by Sigourney Dawson
A huge congratulations to the team: Caitlin Cummings, Katie High, Olivia Constable, Sigourney Dawson, Lilly Maddox, Emma Ireland, Lucia Donnelly and Elle Payne.