AKS Lytham once again hosted the Girls North & Midlands Regional U11 sevens on what was a cold and windy day on the Lancashire coast. Five schools, making six teams participated in the regional qualifier: AKS Lytham, Terra Nova, Warwick Prep, Formarke Hall and Lady Barn House.

The schools played in a league format, playing each other once throughout the day. All the teams looked nervous going into their opening fixtures, however, as the day went on the girls grew into the games and look a lot more comfortable playing which was fantastic to see, with all six teams getting points on the board. After the first three fixtures the title race looked to be between Terra Nova, Lady Barn House and Warwick Prep 2 as they all had two wins under their belts. Warwick Prep 2 beat Terra Nova in their next game to edge ahead in the table whilst Lady Barn House beat Formarke Hall to remain on level points with Warwick Prep 2 going into the final games. In the final games Terra Nova had to beat Lady Barn to guarantee a place at the national finals whilst Lady Barn House only needed a draw. Warwick Prep 2 faced Warwick Prep 1 and also only needed a draw to guarantee them a place in the national finals. All these final games resulted in goalless draws meaning that Warwick Prep 2 and Lady Barn House both finish the league on level points (10). After a superior 4-0 win earlier in the day Warwick Prep 2 were crowned the champions with a better goal difference. Both Warwick Prep 2 and Lady Barn House can now look forward to the National Finals at St. George’s Park in June 2019.

Final Standings:

1st Warwick Prep 2 10pts
2nd Lady Barn House 10pts
3rd Terra Nova 8pts
4th Warwick Prep 1 7pts
5th  Foremarke Hall 2pts
6th AKS Ltyham 2pts


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