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U16 Girls Football Team crowned County Champions. ​​​​​​​


 The Henry Beaufort School U16 Girls Football Team crowned County Champions. 

The Henry Beaufort School U16 Girls Football team were crowned County Champions on Wednesday 7th May. 

The route to the final saw them face Kings in round one, in which the girls won 7-3. Next, it was Harrow way, this was a 5-1 win. Then came the semi-final, an epic battle against Wavell where they won 5-4. The final was against The Petersfield School and was held at Petersfield Town Football Club. 

The score at half time was 1-0 to The Petersfield School but the girls had played some excellent football and had dominated possession in the first half. The girls left the team talk optimistic and ready to start the second half well. However, straight from kick off the Petersfield team scored again to make it 2-0. This is where the game changed –in 8 minutes the Henry Beaufort girls had managed to score 3 goals. Beaufort were leading 3-2. But we didn’t make things to easy and Petersfield then scored in response 2 goals. We were again on the back foot losing 4-3. Perhaps it wasn’t to be – but the girls never lost hope and kept on battling away. We were awarded a penalty but it was saved but an equaliser was calmly slotted the through the legs of the goal keeper to make it 4-4. The crowd, made up of parents and staff were on their feet! Extra time was now happening, after extra time it was still 4-4 and the game was to go to penalties. Five of the girls all scored their penalties and Petersfield missed 2 – the girls were crowned champions and were awarded their medals! Fantastic! 

Miss Hearle, Headteacher awarded all of the team a ‘ Special Recognition Headteacher award’ to recognise this amazing achievement. 

This was the last game for the Year 11 Girls and what a way to leave! Over their time at the Henry Beaufort School in total, they have been involved in 5 county cup finals which is testament to their fantastic positive attitude, their amazing team spirit and their sporting prowess. Well done girls, we wish you all the best of the luck in your future and thank you for being so amazing!