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ISFA NATIONAL GIRLS U15 SEVEN-A-SIDE TOURNAMENT

ARDINGLY COLLEGE CLAIM GIRLS U15 SEVENS TITLE

Ardingly College hosted the rearranged ISFA Girls U15 National Sevens with 10 schools split into two groups of five.

In group A, Millfield and Ardingly started strongly, both securing wins in their opening games. Surbiton A demonstrated their defensive tenacity playing out goal-less draws in their opening three group games. Farringtons opened their winning account in their second group game with a closely fought win over Millfield. Claremont were also putting themselves into the mix with a closely fought game against Ardingly. It was a tight group, ultimately being decided by goal difference, with Ardingly taking the top spot, followed by Farringtons, Surbiton A and Millfield all progressing to the quarter finals.

In Group B, Bradfield and Forest started the brightest, securing a series of wins at the start of the competition, with both teams meeting in the fourth match, and cancelling each other out. Royal Russell started slowly, but showed their dominance in their final three group games, ultimately winning their group, closely followed by Bradfield, who showed defensive excellence not to concede a goal in their group games. Forest and Bedes both progressed to the quarter finals.

Ardingly took advantage of their earlier dominance and played out a convincing win against Bedes in their quarter final match. In a closely fought games between Farringtons and Forest, it was Farringtons who just edged the win, securing their place in the semi-finals. The final two quarter finals were ultimately decided by penalty shoot-outs with both Surbiton A v. Bradfield and Millfield v. Royal Russell cancelling each other out during their games. It was Surbiton A and Millfield who managed to win their penalty shootouts to progress through to the semi finals.

In two close games, once again Ardingly edged the games, producing a win against as resilient Surbiton A team, with Farringtons producing a hard fought win over a skilled Millfield to earn their spot in the final.

In the final Ardingly produced a superb display of attacking football and finishing to defeat a hard working Farringtons side who gave it their best effort but struggled to stop the attacking power of Ardingly, who ran out 1-0 winners to claim the title.

Group A
1st Ardingly College 7 pts
2nd Farringtons 7 pts
3rd Surbiton High A 4 pts
4th Millfield 4 pts
5th Claremont 4 pts

Group B
1st Royal Russell 9 pts
2nd Bradfield College 8 pts
3rd Forest 7 pts
4th Bedes 3 pts
5th Surbiton High B 1 pts

Quarter-finals
Ardingly College 2 – 0 Bedes
Farringtons 1 – 0 Forest
Surbiton High A 0 – 0 Bradfield College (Surbiton High A won on penalties)
Millfield 0 – 0 Royal Russell (Millfield won on penalties)

Semi-finals
Ardingly College 2 – 1 Surbiton High A
Farringtons 2 – 1 Millfield

Final
Ardingly College 1 – 0 Farringtons

PAST WINNERS
2016 King's College, Taunton
2017 ACS Cobham
2018 ACS Cobham
2019 Alleyn's
2020 Ardingly College

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