Our Year 5 girls team competed in the Orchard House Football Tournament and played incredibly well starting with a draw against the host team and then beating Glendower in a close match. Against Bassett House the girls just missed out with a late goal by the opposition making it 1-0 but were incredibly excited to make it through to the semi-finals. They faced tough opposition against Gate House but worked fantastically well as a team and started to move into space and ended up winning 1-0.
Moving into the finals the girls played so well to hold off a strong Healthfield team who ended up beating us 2-0 leaving us in second place overall. The girls should be incredibly proud of this strong performance. Special mention to Ros for making some great saves in goal and Player of the Tournament goes to Charlie after an unbelievably strong performance.
Our Year 6 girls also came away with medals in their tournament also at Orchard House. The team of 7 were full of confidence after previous positive experience at last year's tournament.
Despite a slow start against Latymer Prep resulting in a 0-0 draw, there were some fantastic moments of play between the girls. In the next two matches the team started to attack the ball beating both Glendower and Prospect House 1-0. Special mention to Ava who scored both fantastic goals and Lowri who did a great job in goal.
This placed the team top of their group and we moved on to the next round of matches against the winners of the other two pools. The first game was against a strong Ravenscourt Park side who after a good battle took home a 2-0 lead. The girls knew we needed to win against Heathfield House to stand a chance of silver medals. However, after a 0-0 draw and goal difference being level we faced a golden goal decider but unfortunately, Heathfield took a lucky shot at goal resulting in them taking silver.
The girls ended in bronze position out of 15 schools and should be extremely proud of themselves. Players of tournament were Pippa and Ava.