Ardingly College played host to the first of this summers girls’ football events with the U11 South East Regional Qualifier taking place on a glorious sunny afternoon in Sussex. The eight participating teams were split into two groups of four and it was Royal Russell and Holme Grange who started strongly in group A recording opening match victories. Royal Russell repeated this in match two to book a semi-final spot whilst Ardingly also moved into contention with their first win. Ardingly recorded back to back victories defeating Holm Grange in the final group match to earn a semi-final spot, whilst Oakfield Prep recorded a victory defeating table toppers Royal Russell.

In Group B Portsmouth Grammar got off to a flyer with a 3-0 victory in their opening match whilst Farringtons and Blackheath Prep played out an entertaining 0-0 draw packed full of chances. Both Farringtons and Blackheath Prep soon found their goal scoring boots and both went on to win their remaining matches to qualify for the semi-finals. In the first semi-final a Royal Russell produced some exceptional finishing to defeat Farringtons, whilst a late winner for Blackheath Prep saw them knock out the hosts and qualify for the final.

With both finalists having already secured their place at the national finals day at St Georges Park in June the final was an excellent end to end game with both teams creating chances. It was Royal Russell who found the breakthrough with a late goal to claim the first girls trophy of the summer and be crowned Girls U11 7v7 South East champions.


Group A    
1st Royal Russell             6pts
2nd Ardingly College          6pts
3rd Holme Grange         3pts
4th Oakfield Prep       3pts
Group B    
1st Blackheath Prep 7pts
2nd Farringtons 7pts
3rd Portsmouth Grammar 3pts
4th Ardingly College 2  0pts
 Semi Finals  
 Royal Russell 3 Farringtons 0  
 Blackheath Prep 1 Ardingly College 0  
 5th Place Play Off  
 Holme Grange 4 Portsmouth Grammar 0  
 7th Place Play Off  
 Oakfield Prep 3 Ardingly College 1  
 Royal Russell 1 Blackheath Prep 0  

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