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U16 Girls’ Football Latest

11 May 2018 | Posted In Sport

The Under 16 Girls Football team were crowned North Yorkshire Champions on Thursday afternoon in the North Yorkshire Cup Final against Malton High School at Harrogate Town.

St John Fisher had the best opportunities of the game within the first fifteen minutes but couldn’t capitalise through Molly Bridson.

Malton enjoyed some good passages of play and looked the better side but failed to test the keeper until the second half. The makeshift goalkeeper of Eimear Wyrill had a sensational game in goal pulling off a handful of brilliant saves.

Jess Flynn and Mary Windle were the standout players and along with Eimear Wyrill as they kept the game level.

St John Fisher lacked their usual flare and composure but looked assured at the Back with Hollie Higgins, Mary Windle, Poppy Dunn and Katie Barlow stopping any Malton attacks and continued to releass Mel Strike, Niamh Barker and Lydia Lawson up the wings.

After extra-time the game ended 0-0 and came down to the dreaded penalties.

Up stepped Molly Bridson as the new goalkeeper and first penalty taker but failed to convert. Malton couldn’t capitalise on the missed penalty and lifted the ball over the bar.

Mary Windle, Cassidy Lane, Jess Flynn and Carys McDonnell all stepped up and Coolly concerted their penalties and Molly Bridson saved Malton’s final penalty to ensure that St John Fisher were crowned North Yorkshire Champions for the fifth year running.

Well done girls, a fantastic achievement.