Girls from Wickersley School and Sports College travelled to Nottingham to represent Rotherham United in the regional finals of the NPower girls under 13’s Tournament.On Tuesday 29th January, on a re-arranged date after the recent winter weather, the girls from Wickersley School and Sports College travelled to Nottingham to represent Rotherham United in the regional finals of the NPower girls under 13’s Tournament. The Millers were drawn alongside local rivals Chesterfield, as well as midlands outfits Leicester City, Notts County and the hosts Nottingham Forest.
The tournament started well with the girls running out 2-0 winners over local rivals Chesterfield; hopefully this will prove to be an omen for the first team, who face the same opposition on the 16th February.
A tight contest followed against the hosts in a game of few chances, both teams defences remained solid and the game finished nil nil. Notts County proved to be another stern outfit for the Millers; however this time the Millers defence couldn’t quite hold on and they were edged out by a goal to nil.
Needing a win in the final group game against Leicester to stand a chance of progressing, the girls started brightly in a far more open game. However, once again, the defences of both teams dominated and again the game finished goalless.
So despite only conceding 1 goal in 4 games, the lack of goals cost the team dearly, who missed out on the semi-finals by 2 points.
Participation Officer James Cole added: “Firstly, my thanks to all those at Wickersley School and Sports College for allowing the team to represent the club at the regional finals. The girls were excellent throughout the day, playing the game in the right spirit and always with a smile on their faces. It was a shame that we missed out on the semi-finals but that’s football sometimes. Our lack of goals cost us in the end, but the main thing was that the girls enjoyed themselves and can be proud of their efforts.”
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