Our U11 Girls’ Football team headed to Thamesmead on Monday to compete in the Under 11 Inter-School Tournament. The girls were full of energy on the lengthy trip to the ground, which gave them plenty of time to (loudly) practice their singing to Mr Mackenzie’s greatest hits. Once at the ground, the matches came thick and fast, with their first match of the group stage against Days Lane Primary from Bexley. The girls were phenomenal! They were first to every ball, won every tackle and were ruthless in their finishing.
Having won that game 3-0, they were then up against Horton Kirby Primary from Dartford. This proved to be a very tough match, and the girls were up against it against a outstanding player on the opposition team. They managed to keep them out until the very last minute, when they conceded and lost 1-0. They played against both teams again in the group stages and recorded a draw and a loss, which was enough to qualify for the semi-finals. Already an amazing achievement against the best primary school teams in the county, but there was more to come…
Their semi final opponents were St Gregory’s Primary School. This was a tight contest with some excellent saves, fantastic defending and 2 goals scored, putting the girls through to the final. However, they were up against Horton Kirby Primary who had already beaten us twice in the group stage. The girls gave it their absolute all, but unfortunately couldn’t get the better of Horton Kirby and lost 3-0.
A tremendous effort from St Faith’s, and the team should be extremely proud of their efforts.