On Tuesday the 2nd of April 7 year 5/6 Girls attended a football Tournament at the DC astro Turf. They played 3 games and their opponents were Westcliff A, Westcliff B and Kenton.
They were all very nervous going into it as they hadn't played any competitive games before but they were very excited and full of energy!
Their first match was against Westcliff B. We started very positively and pressing together and marking very well. the game was very even for the first 5 minutes with very few shots until Westcliff B gave away a freekick just outside of the box. Scarlett M stepped up to take it and just hit the ball as hard as she could at the goal and it was too hot to handle for the keeper and went in! a second followed shortly after when Westcliff B gave away another freekick and this time Emily S stepped up and slotted it in the top left corner. in the second half Gatehouse were in full control and had many chances to score until Emily S got the third when Westcliff's goal keeper played the ball short to a defender, Emily tackled her and finished calmly!
Final score ended 3-0 to Gatehouse
The second game was Gatehouse vs Kenton.
From the off, Gatehouse were on the backfoot. having most of the first half without the ball. Scarlett S was putting a big shift in defence and Georgia in goal making some important clearances when rushing out.but Gatehouse stayed strong until Scarlett M intercepted a pass in the middle of the pitch making her clean through on goal and had her shot saved by the keeper but Esme followed up and lobbed the Keeper to make it 1-0 Gatehouse. Second half Gtaehouse were still on the backfoot having to wait for their chance and defending well. Kenton had a 1 on 1 against Georgia late on in the game and she rushed out and Kenton put it narrowly wide. The second half was tough ewith great defending from Charlotte and Scarlett S but the game finished 1-0 Gatehouse
The final game was against Westcliff A.
The Girls were brimming with confidence going into the final game. gatehouse canme out the box quickly pressing together and trying to win the ball back. in the first half Gatehouse had most of the possession and having shots from Emily, Scarlett M and Charlotte saved and blocked time and time again. Westcliff A were very tough to break down and get through. At half time the score was 0-0. in the second half Scarlett M and Mia came on and the two of them were making tackle after tackle. Once again Scarlett S and Scarlett M and Mia were having shot after shot but always getting snuffed out! in the final seconds of the game Mia has a shot which is saved by the goal keeper and the ball falls to Scarlett M and as she shoots, the defender made a vital challenge to block an open goal!
The game ended 0-0 but the game was thrilling to watch!
But regardless, Gatehouse were the winners of the Tournament and didnt conceed any goals due to brilliant defending from everyone and some great saves and clearances from georgia in goal! BIG WELL DONE GIRLS! very proud of them all.