U14 Girls football success
Burnley FC U14 tournament
On Tuesday afternoon the U14 girls football team took part in a Burnley FC tournament at Nelson and Colne College and produced a fantastic display to be crowned winners. With West Craven, South Craven and Shuttleworth also taking part the event started with a league where we played each school twice.
In the opening round of games the girls scored early to allow them to settle and play some excellent football. Leah Harvey, Imogen Taylor and Isabelle Riley rotated at the back and were unbeatable meaning goalkeeper Lexie Tillotson did not have a shot to save. Further up the pitch Hannah Beebe, Lexie Phair, Lilly Forrest and Isla Holgate threatened throughout and captain Cyra-Jo Jackson showed superb skills and footwork as we won our first 3 games without conceding.
After the break Leah replaced Lexie in goal as the run continued with 3 more wins without conceding a goal including a 6-0 victory over South Craven.
This led to the final against a Shuttleworth team who we had already beaten twice but that had improved over the afternoon. A great start saw us lead 2-0 early in the game but despite several chances we could not extend the lead. A goal in the final minute from Shuttleworth meant the final score the was 2-1 but there was no doubt that the girls fully deserved to be champions with a record of 7 wins from 7 games with 19 goals scored and only conceded.
As winners the girls have been invited for a tour off Turf Moor which will take place at the start of the next school year.
A fantastic performance from all the girls - Well done to all involved.