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16th May 2023

Under 12 Girls: The Melissa Smith Shield – Runners up

On Tuesday, the Year 7 girls’ team travelled to Deepdale for the infamous schools’ finals.

The girls faced Corpus Christi in the final and knew it would be a tough game. The excitement leading up to the game has been immense. When the team entered the ground, all the girls were in awe of the sheer size of the stadium and desperate to be in the ‘home’ changing rooms, which they were.

The atmosphere was electric and the girls were so ready to get playing. The play was steady for the first ten or so mins and with a blow of the whistle Corpus were awarded a penalty. It was a cracking strike and went straight in.

We knuckled down, made a few changes and started to challenge the keeper a little more. This paid off and we managed to secure a goal back. At half time it was 1-1.

The second half was full of wonderful play by both teams, with the ball being driven end to end. With 6 mins to go, Corpus hit the crossbar and the ball gently went over the line as it dropped, meaning it was now 2-1 to Corpus. Corpus defended hard and were able to hold a win to the end.

A huge congratulations to all players. Mrs Lin is so proud of you all.