U13 Girls Football Hampshire County Champions 2015/16
Route to the final...
Round 1: Henry Beaufort 3 v St George 1
Round 2: Henry Beaufort 5 v Noadswood 5 (won after extra time and penalties)
Quarter Final: Henry Beaufort 4 v Robert Mays 2
Semi Final: Henry Beaufort 9 v Cam Hills 5
Final: Henry Beaufort 4 v Bay House 0
The Under 13 Girls have retained the title of Under 13 Girls Football County Champions after having won the championship in 2014/2015. The girls were crowned 2015/2016 champions after beating Bays House in the final 4-0 last month.
The Henry Beaufort girls have had an incredible season and have a squad of very talented young players. The final was an exciting game - a beautiful sunny evening and the game was hosted at Arden Park, home of Gosport FC on Wednesday 20th April. The first 15 minutes were tense, with both teams unable to score despite a number of good chance from each. Katie Allen and Jess Marshall were working hard to create chances, though the final touch was missing. Up stepped Lucy Smith who in the 20th minute calmly slotted a left-footed shot into the bottom right corner – a great, composed finish!
Into the second half, the Henry Beaufort girls were keen to consolidate and score another. A great run by Ava Berglin with her magical footwork, distributed the ball wide to Tia Gelder who chipped the keeper to score a great goal, 2-0.
The Henry Beaufort defence remained strong throughout, with Captain Martha Lowres leading by example in defence, staying calm under pressure. Catherine Thorne, Paige Cumine and Tegan Cumine were all solid team players.
Katie Allen and Pheobe Andrew Power continued to make chances and put the Bay House defence under pressure. Katie Allen then secured the win with two great goals.
Well done girls – a fantastic achievement. Martina Heath from the Hampshire FA was there to present the trophies to some very happy players!