Sports Report - Football Year 7 Girls
A gracious 1-0 defeat against Haygrove for the year 7 girls' this afternoon and for their first match together they showed exceptional team spirit and focus.
Goal keeper Ava was not afraid to come out of her area and placed the ball perfectly on goal kicks. Maddie also bravely swapped in for a turn in goal. The one goal conceded was lucky on Haygrove's part but Chilton's heads did not go down.
Big thank you to Keira, Freya and Mia for their spontaneous agreement to play as we stole them away from hockey training to play tonight! Freya discovered her expertise as an attacker in the second game against BCA and will be sure to be placed here next game.
The second game of the tournament was an intense draw against BCA. The team had many more shots on goal this game (perhaps the promise of chocolate for the whole team if they scored played a part) which left spectators on the edge of their seats.
Some decent breaks down the wing were promising particularly from speedy Grace.
Player of the match went to Paige - she went in strong with her tackles and controlled the ball and acted as a great motivator from the warm-up to the '3 cheers'. Comedy value from Mia as she ran with airplane wings to avoid slipping - poor Ilze took 2 tumbles and played on like a star with a smile and no complaints. Also well done to emperor penguin Chadders for refereeing whilst keeping his hands warm in his pockets.
Looking forward to the next tournament where we have a strong chance of getting through to the finals - overall the fitness of the team is brilliant and there is great potential here!