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U13 Girls’ Football Team
This team made a terrific start to their National Cup, Round 1 tie against Castleford Academy, winning 5-0. This will now setup a derby tie with local rivals St Aidan’s in Round 2.
Featuring 7 debutants from Year 7, the St John Fisher girls were rewarded in the 12th minute after a fantastic team goal. Rebecca Hugill opened the scoring, latching on to a through ball from Harriet Robson, after great work from Therese Tolan. Moments later, Hugill grabbed her second with a terrific solo effort that curled into the top corner.
Ruby Watts was a constant threat, displaying pace, power and intricate passing with Robyn McKendrick opened up the space for her to deliver a pinpoint ball allowing Hugill to score her hattrick.
Half time – SJF: 3 v 0 Castleford Academy
The second half showed a much more composed Fisher’s side after finding their rhythm. The industrious McKendrick lead by example and drove her team forward and fired past the keeper whilst picking up an injury in the process.
The experience of Parkin, Rowan, McKendrick and Abbott gave way to the youth of Shields, Scobbie, Cree and Longley, who impressed straight away. All four girls displayed a tenacious and resilient performance and proved that size doesn’t matter, epitomising the school values!
The game was out of sight for Castleford when Harriet Robson got her rewards in the closing stages of the match. After receiving a nasty tackle as she was through on goal, Robson picked herself up to take the freekick. Harriet who had worked tirelessly all game got the goal she deserved when she unleashed a sublime free-kick into the top corner.
Full time: SJF 5 V 0 Castleford Academy
An impressive start to life at St John Fisher! St John Fisher will now face St Aidan’s in Round 2 of the U13 National Cup, which will be played the week commencing 9th October 2017.
Player of the match: Ruby Watts (Year 7)