This evening our girls football season got underway with the Tigers Trust girl’s seven a side competition.
This was the first time these girls had ever played with each other and they were excited to get on the pitch and give it a go! As this was the first outing for the team, our target was to improve a little each game.
Their first game was a narrow defeat to Neasden after a late towards the end of the game. Not a great start, but the girls remained positive and had several shots on target throughout the game.
Going into the second game against Spring Cottage A, the girl’s target was to score a goal, regardless of the finishing result. This second game saw some huge improvements and the girl’s not only got their goal but won the game 1-0 (thanks to some excellent defensive work from captain Emily L).
Going into the third game (Woodlands), the girls were really growing in confidence and played amazingly well. As well as organising in defence, Emily L attacked well, running the ball out of her own half a number of times and setting up Talitha D for several goals. The game eventually finished 5-0 to Christopher Pickering with Talitha scoring all 5 goals.
Going into their final game again Spring Cottage B, our girls were working brilliantly together and enjoying their football. The game finished 2-0 with a super goal coming from debutant Melody T. There was also some excellent midfield play from Leyla H. A special mention to keeper Tamzin who managed to concede only 1 goal all night!
These girls had a fantastic time and eventually finished second! Well done to all of the girls who attended and congratulations to Neasden for your well deserved win!
Thanks to Tigers Trust for organising and a huge well done girls!
Front: (L-R) C.L-S, Paris W.
Back: (L-R) Talitha D, Melody T, Emily L (c), Tamzin L, Leyla H.
Happy to receive their medals!