Football
Girls on the cup glory trail

01/02 Updated: 09/02 09:08

THE Stratford upon Avon School year 7 and 8 girls football team from have been on a winning streak.

The girls have been training hard and their tireless efforts have been justly rewarded with a string of successes, the latest of which was to reach the semi-finals of the the ESFA Cup.

Their latest victory in the national competition saw them come from behind to clinch a thrilling 6-4 success, after extra-time, against De Ferrers Academy

The girls had previously recorded a resounding 3-0 win, courtesy of goals from Lauren Jones 2 and Molly Rouse, over Fallibroome Academy who had been unbeaten for the last two years.

Other successes for the team include being in the quarter finals of the Minute Maids Cup, the semi finals of the under 12’s County Cup, the quarter finals of the under 14’s County Cup and also recently became year 7 and year 8 South Warwickshire 6-a-side champions.

In the 6 a side competition the two teams combined to score over 30 goals without conceding any.

The girls are also awaiting details of the NPower National 7-a-side Cup in which they have been nominated to take part in on behalf of Aston Villa FC.

The team is full of motivated and dedicated football players but they do have a secret weapon in the form of year 8 student Mollie Rouse.

She has not only been selected for Aston Villa but is now playing for England in the under 15 elite player camp, while Lauren Jones is currently playing Birmingham City who were this years Premier League runners up.

Coach Paul Turrell said: “The school is very proud of the girls’ achievements, they put everything into their matches and I am so pleased it has paid off in this way.”

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