STRATFORD-UPON-AVON SCHOOL’s under-13 girls team chalked up a 3-1 win against Parkstone Grammar School to advance to the English Schools Football Association Cup quarter-finals.
Scarlett Burkitt struck twice for Stratford with Ella Taylor Noble also on target to set up a quarter-final tie with Wimslow High School in Manchester.
The team of Seren Welsh, Skye Holtom, Chloe Jones, Marley Wright, Clara Zaffinani, Amaya Atkins, Dita Nicholls, Ella Taylor Noble, Scarlett Burkitt, Ellie Shirley, Matilda Berwick, and Millie Clark saw off a talented Parkstone team from Dorset.
Coach Mr Paul Turrell said: “This is the third time in the school’s history that we have got to the latter stages of this competition, with a win in 2012 and runners up in 2015.
“We are tremendously proud of the girls achievements so far, it takes a lot of hard work and hours of practice for them to get to this level so we are really pleased that it has paid off for them.”
Stratford’s match with Wilmslow takes place on Thursday, March 3 in Cheshire.