Football: Stamford Bridge under-11s success at York RI tournament

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Stamford Bridge U11 Girls secured second place in the York RI tournament on Sunday.

The girls drew their first game, won their second game thanks to an impressive corner taken by Natasha Peck, drew their third game and, sadly, lost their fourth game. They got through to the semi-finals where they were pushed really hard. The game ended in a draw so extra time was added, the teams were still drawing and so it went to penalties where Poppy Creaser and Bella Robinson both scored cracking goals. The teams were still drawing and so it went to sudden death – the hearts in the crowd were pounding. Amy Lowis, Esme Foster and Emily Etty all scored but it was down to Emily’s brilliant goalkeeping that finally got them to the final. By this point, all the girls were extremely tired and warm, as the sun made an appearance. The final was won by Brayton, who had also provided stiff competition in the girls league, but this didn’t get the Stamford girls down as they received medals for coming second. The girls will be competing in the league tournament at the beginning of June and hope that all their hard work and effort will get them in first place.

All the Stamford Bridge girls teams currently play in the City of York Girls Football League and they are always looking for new players. Going forward to next season they will have teams at U11, U12, U14 and U16. They are now also looking for girls aged 8-10 years old to start a new U10s team for the new 2013/14 season, starting in September.

If you enjoy your football and would like to join a girls team, please contact Sarah Hart, girls secretary, via email on hartsarahj@gmail.com for further details, or visit www.sbjfc.org.uk/