St Aubyn’s and Oratory Prep School become the latest schools to qualify for the Independent Schools U11 Girls National Finals Day following the South Central Qualifier held at St Aubyn’s School.

With nine participating Schools split into two groups it host school St Aubyn’s and St Augustine’s who both started well in Group A beginning with 1-0 victories. South Hampstead opened up with consecutive 0-0 draws in a competitive group which also saw St Marys Hampstead recover from an opening loss by drawing their next two fixtures. In the final round of matches St Aubyn’s notched a victory to book their semi-final spot whilst St Augustine’s picked up the point with was enough to see them also make it through.

Group B started with three very competitive opening games all ending in 0-0 draws. It wasn’t long however before the goals started flying in as St Edmund's defeated Forest School 2-1 , before Oratory Prep and Alleyn’s also notched up their first wins of the day.

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. With Forest and St Edmunds soon securing further victories it came down to the final matches, and victories for Oratory Prep and Alleyn’s over Gatehouse and Forest respectively was enough to see them qualify for the semi-finals.

A large contingent of home support courtesy of the boys cricket club cheering on the girls celebrated as St Aubyn’s overcame a well organised Alleyn’s team 2-0, whilst in the second semi-final Oratory Prep edged past St Augustine’s on penalties. Penalties were once again needed in the final as the two teams cancelled each other out in a fantastic end to end game, and it was St Aubyn’s who were once again celebrating after winning the shoot out and claiming the trophy.

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