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Girls' Football Team reach the Final of the Bolton Cup Competiton

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The school is very proud to report of a fantastic achievement from our Year 7 and 8 girls' football team in the final of the Bolton Cup competition which took place on Wednesday 23rd November at the Power League facilities at Leverhulme Park.

Our girls' football team consist of Year 7 and 8 students who played together for the first time. The squad is listed below:

Daisy Harrison-Taylor

Darcie Tennant (Captain)

Megan Chambers

Molly Barton

Ebony Langley

Keira Howard

Hannah Tipping

Fola Fasehun

During the group round they played and beat teams such as Thornleigh, Canon Slade and Ladybridge which took the girls to a place in the knockout stages. They played against Turton and beat them 1-0, knocking them out of the competition.

During the semi-finals against Bolton School. The girls fought and played extremely hard and managed to secure a place in the final with another win of 1-0!

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During the final they were faced with St Joseph's and the score at full time was 1-1. The competition went to a penalty shoot out and after the 3 penalties each they were tied at 3-3, taking it to sudden death.

The score remained tied until the final player penalty where both keepers were required to take a penalty. Unfortunately for us the keeper of St Josephs made an outstanding save, making us overall runners up of the competition.

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The girls were able to gain the experience of competition and playing football at a high level. They gained confidence, sportsmanship and pride as well as having the opportunity to develop their teamwork, co-operation and communication skills.

The organisers approached Mrs Jackson to not only praise the girls for their amazing football skills but to express to her what a credit to the school the girls had been and what sportsmanship they had shown throughout the entire tournament.

This entry was posted on November 24, 2016