Our girls football team took part in a football tournament and finished in 2nd place overall!
On Tuesday 17th October we took our girls football team to Small Heath School where they competed in a football tournament. The girls got off to a great start by winning their opening match 1-0, against Regents Park, with Leyla scoring a fortuitous goal from the edge of her own penalty box as she was clearing the ball! The next match was against Greet and it was a very hard fought game with Greet taking the lead midway through but our girls fought back and within 2 minutes had equalised as Laybah turned on the edge of the box and fired a low shot into the corner of the goal! The game finished as a 1-1 draw and our third game was a similar outcome, this time against Audley. We came close to scoring the first goal as Yasmin hit a great shot high into the net but she was just inside the penalty box where only the goalkeepers were allowed, meaning it was ruled out. Neither team was able to find a goal as both defences were on top and it ended 0-0, meaning after three matches we had only conceded 1 goal and were unbeaten! Our final group game against Parkfield was an end to end affair with both goalkeepers making good saves but Parkfield struck first and took the lead. This didn't worry our girls though as almost immediately Yasmin pounced on a bouncing ball and rocketed it into the top corner, drawing the teams level! Just a minute or two later, we were in front after a slick passing move ended with Umayma taking a first time volley on which flew into the far corner of the goal. The game finished 2-1 and this meant we topped our group and progressed into the Gold medal match against Parkfield "A"! This final game was another tight one with almost nothing between the teams. Zainab, in goal for us, pulled off a great save to keep them at bay and Sala hit a good shot which went just wide of the post. The first, and only goal of the game, came late on but unfortunately for us it was scored by Parkfield after a nice turn and shot into the corner by their striker. We couldn't find a way back into the game despite all the effort the girls put in but they did incredibly well and were awarded the silver medals for finishing in 2nd place overall which is certainly something to be proud of! Umayma and Yasmin were also awarded "Honesty" badges by the match referees! Well played Sala, Nadia, Zainab, Yasmin, Laybah, Leyla and Umayma!