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18th May 2023

Joint Winners: Under 14 Girls – The Dixon Cup

On Tuesday 9th May, the Under 14 girls team travelled to Deepdale for the eagerly awaited final with Broughton.

The teams have met frequently in the past and Broughton have always come out on top. The girls from both teams know each other well. They play together outside of school. The goal keepers from both teams play for the Lancashire Under 14s, which is just amazing for the Preston District. With this in mind, we knew it would be tough to score goals against either team.

The girls were excited but determined. We talked endlessly about formations, opposition and how to attack. We just needed to transfer it to the pitch. The game started quietly with both teams saying very little and obviously aiming for that “early goal”. Both teams had a number of goals on target but not converted.

At half time it was 0-0 and all to play for. With a heavy tackle against Holly Wilson in the second half and a shift in positions, OLCHS once again tried to push and score. It simply wasn’t to be. Broughton scored a goal, which was off side and the minutes trickled away. Final score 0-0.

The girls played some fantastic football and created chances and held Broughton to a 0-0 final score which definitely progress. Maybe next year?

To see the professional photographs taken at the game, please see the link below: