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FIRST ROUND

The first twenty minutes were very competitive between Oakham and Repton as both teams settled into their respective shapes. Oakham’s captain, Coppel managed to break the deadlock with a pin point 35 yard lob straight over the opposition’s keeper. England then scored the first of her four on the day with a trade mark powerful run and finish and Rahaus stepped up to score a 30 yard free kick which nestled in the top corner to put Oakham three up at the break. The second half started with Repton on the front foot but this left them open to the counter attack which England took full advantage of, completing a hat trick of second half goals. Repton managed to score a consolation but Rahaus had the last word, finishing sharply from more good work from England.

Both Alleyn's and Forest started slowly initially as they struggled to overcome the frosty conditions. Forest moved the ball nicely but Alleyn’s soon warmed up and were the quicker to the second ball which began to pay dividends. However, despite their building pressure Alleyn’s failed to capitalise on several chances. Despite some fine saves from the Forest keeper, the home side did eventually break down the resistant defence and 3 goals in quick succession (Heyndrick x 2, Craddock 1) just before the break putting Alleyn’s in front. To their credit, Forest battled on and continued to carry a threat on the break but Alleyn’s were to prove more clinical in the second half scoring 4 more including another from Heyndrickx for her hat-trick, one more from Craddock and one a piece for George and Tennant.

King’s College Taunton started the defence of their National title at home to Millfield. Despite the final score line this was a challenging encounter against a typically committed and physical Millfield team. It was the teamwork, excellent understanding between players and the ability to step up a gear to match anything Millfield could produce that secured such an emphatic win. Scorers for Kings Taunton as follows: Beth Barzotelli 4, hat tricks for Grace Perkins and Lannece Hole, 2 for Phoebe Cooper-Simpson, the best being when Olivia Campbell delivered the perfect cross and a single from Molly Vellacott. 

Headington travelled to Wycombe Abbey in the first round, the game started evenly with both teams trying to control the game, a wonderful cross from Lena looped into the net to break the deadlock and Headington took the lead into the break.  Early in the second half Amelie finished a great team effort to extend Headington’s lead. Lena and Amelia both added to their score tally to extend the lead further.  Wycombe pulled one back in the latter stages.

ACS Cobham ran out comfortable winners against a spirited University College School side.  With a very strong wind at their backs Cobham were simply too strong in the first half and despite some valiant defending led 6-0 at the break.  UCS competed much better in the second half as Cobham struggled to keep their passing game going into the wind.  However, the continuous pressure eventually told as two further goals were added in the last five minutes.  Scorers for Cobham: Isabel Tucci (5), Georgia Smith, Sydney Henry and Camila Capria Brcich.

Ella Needham opened up the scoring for Loughborough High School on the verge of half time against Welbeck Defence College after what was a very closely fought first half with both teams having chances. After the break, Welbeck hit back with a great lobbed shot from outside the area which surprised everyone. Ella Needham's pace on the right hand side of the field meant that Loughborough created  many chances and eventually Issy Spary put Loughborough ahead after being supplied by Needham. Three more goals came in quick succession for Loughborough through Helen Kelly and Sian Kelly wrapped up a great game by adding a 6th goal towards the end.

In the early stages between Bede's and Ardingly the game was very tight, with Ardingly pressing game limiting Bede's.  Ardingly set pieces especially corners were causing problems due to the quality of the delivery.  However as the tempo reduced Bede’s started to dominate possession and scored two fantastic goals to take a 2-0 lead. Ardingly got a goal back just before half time to make it a tense affair again.  In the second half Bede’s controlled the game and went onto to score a further 3 goals, with the pick of the goals being a 20 yards strike from the edge of the box.

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Charterhouse v. Westminster 

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Wycombe Abbey beat St Clare’s in a highly competitive fixture played on a bitingly cold evening. Both sides started well but Luisa Thomas managed to put away a rebound to put Wycombe 1-0 up. A delicate chip from Cordelia Swift soon followed and she scored again 10 minutes later after a wonderful cross from Fenella Orr-Ewing. The second half was a much closer affair, with both sides engaging in end to end football as legs tired. Ele Forsdyke squeezed in a shot after a goal mouth scramble and St Clare’s were unlucky as a shot agonisingly rolled along the line after hitting the inside of the post.

The first half was very competitive with early pressure from Sevenoaks as they forced two early corners. ACS Cobham slowly wrestled back and midway through the half Tucci latched onto a through ball to tuck the ball home. Sevenoakes went close to equalising before a right wing move involving several passes saw Georgia Smith hit the second for Cobham with a left foot drive off the post. Cobham started the second half with real purpose and killed off the game with early goals from Smith and Kamal.  Sevenoaks never gave up and although Cobham added further goals from Smith, Tucci and Sydney Conway they finished the match by forcing further corners and narrowly missing with two thunderous shots past the woodwork.

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King Alfred's v. University College School

FINAL 2016-17: KING'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON RETAIN CUP TITLE

The 2017 U18 Girls Cup Final was, again, held at Thame United FC and saw current holders King’s College, Taunton face ACS Cobham. King’s made a swift start with their striker, Waddon, latching on to a through ball to calmly slot home. Waddon quickly doubled their lead before Karolayne Alencar and Hill both slotted home to put King’s 4-0 ahead at half time. ACS Cobham started the second half stronger retaining possession, however, King’s were quick to win the ball back and capitalise with Hole, Barzotelli, Kayane Alencar, Beale and Hill all adding to the score sheet. ACS Cobham prevented King’s keeping a clean sheet scoring a last-minute consolation goal through Saskia Veldhuizen. Cobham battled hard throughout the fixture but they had limited attacking opportunities and the pace and passing of the King’s team proved to be too good. 

All photographs of the Final are courtesy of RWT Photography. These and other photographs of the match along with the match DVD, can be ordered from www.rwt-photography.co.uk or by ringing 01733 204445.

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