On a sunny day, 7 qualifying teams made the trip to the Hertfordshire FA County Ground to take part in the Smith Construction U13 Girls national Final.
The first round of fixtures produced some thrilling performances, Surbiton High B took on a well organized Repton Side, in a match that was a physical battle, it was Surbiton High B who narrowly edged the win. In the match between Belmont Mill Hill and Thomas’s Clapham, it was Thomas’s who narrowly edged the win, claiming a win in their opening round. In a skill dominant game between Ardingly and Surbiton High A, one goal separated the two teams with Surbiton taking the points.
In the second round of fixtures there was no shortage of goals. Repton opened their winning account, producing a dominant display against a resilient Belmont side. In the derby game between the two Surbiton sides, it was Surbiton A who came out on top. The final game of the round saw Wolverhampton against Thomas’s Clapham. In a game which produced many chances, the points were shared equally between the two teams.
Surbiton A carried their winning streak on in the third round beating a battling Repton side. In a closely fought game between Wolverhampton and Belmont, it was narrowly edged by Wolverhampton. The final game of the round between Ardingly and Thomas’s Clapham produced some skillful play, with Ardingly taking the points from the game.
At the halfway mark of the competition, the fourth round of fixtures once again produced goals. In the midlands derby game between Repton and Wolverhampton, it was Wolverhampton who edged the win. In a quiet opening half between Ardingly and Belmont, the second half was not short of goals with 4 being scored. It was Ardingly who claimed the points from the game. The last game of the round between Thomas’s Clapham and Surbiton B, saw Surbiton take the points producing a dominant display.
In the fifth round of fixtures, Ardingly took on a physical Wolverhampton side, in a close game, it was Ardingly who took the win, adding to their points tally. Surbiton A continued their winning streak against a hard battling Thomas’s Clapham side, while Surbiton B took the points against a resilient Belmont side.
Surbiton A continued to show their dominance against hard working Belmont in their sixth round fixture, continuing their winning streak n the competition. In a close game between Surbiton B and Wolverhampton, the points were taken by Surbiton B. The final game of the round between Repton and Ardingly, saw the points go to Ardingly after a strong performance.
In the penultimate round of fixtures, Ardingly battled against a strong Surbiton B side to claim their final winning points of the competition. Wolverhampton competed hard against a dominant Surbiton A side, but saw Surbiton continue their winning streak in the competition. Repton put in a strong performance against a relentless Thomas’s Clapham, to claim their final winning points of the competition.
A winning streak saw a strong Surbiton A side crowned the U13 National Champions, with the runners up position being taken by a hard working Ardingly side.
2019 Stamford High School
2020 Tournament cancelled (coronavirus health crisis)
2021 Surbiton High School