A slightly misty Saturday morning with the sun breaking through and the first ever early season football rally for the girls, held at Highover school. With eight teams in the tournament, there were seven games for each team to play.
William Ransom girls made an excellent start to the tournament in their first game against Highover. The passing was excellent and they moved the ball around the pitch really well despite only having had two school practices. The half time score was 2-0 to William Ransom, with a goal from Megan and Abigail. The final result was 5-0, with 2 more goals from Abigail and another one from Megan. Some excellent goal keeping from Jorja and superb defending by Annie and Alina contributed greatly to this score.
After a two game break, the girls moved to pitch 2 to play Ickleford. Both teams were very evenly matched and Bethia had really started to fight for every ball, working back down the pitch to defend when needed. The final result was a 0-0 draw.
The third game against Purwell gave the girls a ‘wakeup call’ asthe first goal went to Purwell. The girls found the energy they had displayed in the previous two games and were 3-1 up at half time with 2 goals from Abigail and 1 from Bella. The second half saw another 4 goals from William Ransom, 2 from Abigail and 2 from Megan, making the final score a 7-1 win.
With the Whitehill game back-to-back, the girls made a positive start and fought back when Whitehill scored by scoring shortly after. Whitehill scored again in the second half, however the second goal from William Ransom went in just after the full time whistle and was discounted. The final result a 2-1 win for Whitehill.
With a game off to recover the girls then played Our Lady which they lost 2-0. The Breachwood Green game saw Abigail score in the first half and both her and Megan scored in the second half which gave William Ransom a 3-0 win.
The last game was against Mary Exton who at that point had not drawn or lost any games. William Ransom girls had found the fantastic passing game that they had played in the first few games. The defence were solid and Jorja made some superb saves clearing the ball with big kicks from her hands. The final score was a well-deserved 0-0 draw.
Well done to Abigail, Megan, Katie, Bella, Isabelle, Jorja, Annie, Bethia and Alina. You played some really good football and in such good spirit. The parents, Mr. Sears and I, were really proud of you all.