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Year 7 Girls Triumphant in Scunthorpe Utd U13 Tournament

Year 7 girls from The Axholme Academy played in a 6 a-side football tournament at Appleby Frodingham on Monday 28th November 2016. The competition was at Under 13 level and therefore the girls were competing against players one academic year above them.

The night started with a group stage where we played Sir John Nelthorpe, Vale Academy, Huntcliff twice, Baysgarth and St Bede’s. The girls managed to win 4 and draw 2 of these group games which resulted in a 1st place finish within the group and qualification through to the final.

The final was a tense affair against local rivals South Axholme Academy. It was end to end stuff but the final score was 0-0. The game went into extra-time and the girls played their hearts out but were unable to find a winning goal. The tournament had to be decided on penalties!

After a number of penalties being taken it came down to Lily Stroud who had to score to win the tournament. Lily stepped forward under pressure and calmly slotted the ball into the bottom corner of the net. The girls were delighted at winning the tournament and were a credit to themselves and the school. PE teacher Miss Pitcher said, “I was so proud of the girls on the night and thought they fully deserved the victory showing grit and determination as-well as skill throughout. They are a dedicated bunch of girls who regularly train on a Thursday lunch.”

Well done to all the girls involved!

The squad included; Lyla Bardauskas, Tamara Donnelly-Booth, Grace Rowing, Anna Sayles, Lily Stroud, Leah Fillingham, Faith Clarkson and Olivia Clark.

Mr L. Beesley

Head of PE