On a sunny afternoon at Forest School, 11 teams battled it out in the South Central U13 Girls Qualifier.
Group A got off to a strong start with a total of 11 goals being scored in the first round. Headington, Pipers Corner and Forest School all opened their winning accounts, with strong battles in their first games. Forest School, Headington and Pipers Corner continued their winning streak in their second group games against King Alfred, Queenswood and St Aubyns respectfully. Queenswood opened their winning account against a strong King Alfreds team.
After some closely fought games, it was Forest School and Headington who progressed to the semi-final, both maintaining an unbeaten run, with Headington claiming the top spot on goal difference.
In a closely matched first game between Thomas’s Clapham and Chigwell, the points were shared with both teams cancelling each other out. In the first game between St Josephs and Ipswich the two teams were inseparable, with the game ending in a draw. The goal deadlock was finally broken when Belmont secured a narrow win against Ipswich High. St Josephs and Belmont Mill Hill were inseparable splitting the points equally. Ipswich High registered their first win of the competition against a strong Chigwell side. In a closely fought group, it was Thomas’s Clapham who claimed the top spot after securing two wins in their final matches, with Belmont Mill Hill taking the runners up position.
In the first semi-final, a strong Headington team took on a brave Belmont team, with the two teams taking the game to a penalty shootout, with Belmont progressing to the final.
The second semi-final between Thomas’s Clapham and Forest school was a close affair, with Thomas’s narrowly taking the win, progressing to the final.
In a closely fought game, with 2 strong sides battling it out, it was Thomas’s Clapham who came out on top to become the South Central U13 Champions.
2020 Tournament cancelled (coronavirus health crisis)
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