Eight talented College football players travelled to Exeter University on Thursday 21 November to take part in the U13 EFL Girls’ Football Cup.
The team, comprising six Year 7 and two Year 8 students, faced a gruelling seven-match battle in the initial group stage, playing West Exe School, Tiverton, Sidmouth College, Queen Elizabeth’s School, St Peter’s School, Court Fields School and St Luke’s School. Finishing in the top four after all matches had been played, the College secured a place in the Cup Competition where they faced West Exe School in the semi-finals.
A hard-fought 1-1 full time score saw the team facing a nail-biting penalty shootout. Incredible goalkeeping by Martha Harnett and strong striking by Daisy Guy, Imogen Parker and Inia Costa saw the College through to the final, where they faced Tiverton for the chance to win the overall title.
Another penalty shootout was played after the final match also resulted in a 1-1 final score line. Despite a strong performance, the College team were beaten into silver medal position.
Member of the College’s Physical Education Department, Chantal Greep said: “This newly formed team didn’t let anything stop them from playing some brilliant football. Displaying great team work and enthusiasm throughout the day, this team thoroughly deserved their silver medals. We are extremely proud of their achievement and we look forward to seeing how this talented young team progresses in the future.”