Girls’ Football: McCarthy Cup 2017
Along with 14 other teams, our girls’ football team participated in this year’s McCarthy Cup at St Faith’s in Ash.
All the matches in our round robin group were tightly contested, finishing either goalless or with a 1-0 scoreline, and we finished third out of five teams.
In our first match, we played Wingham and Olivia made an excellent save in the last 30 seconds to keep the score at 0-0.
Next we played Warden House, who scored an own goal at the beginning of the second half. With us playing uphill, our whole team then defended resolutely for the rest of the match, with a crucial block tackle from Zoe in the last moments to ensure our win.
Our penultimate group match was against the eventual group winners, Whitecliffs. As always, our girls played with great commitment and competed very well, but with less than a minute to go, the ball fell kindly to a Whitecliffs’ player in our penalty area and she calmly slotted it home from close quarters to give them a 1-0 win.
Our final match against Aylesham saw some of our best team play of the tournament and it was very pleasing to see us make some good chances in front of goal. Unfortunately, we just could not get the ball in the net and the match finished 0-0.
Great effort girls. Your played with great determination and sportsmanship throughout this tournament and I was very proud of you all.
Many thanks to all the parents that helped with transport and came to support us.