Match Reports 2017-18
This page reports on our regular sporting fixtures throughout the year. Individual and team performances in many activities can also be viewed under Extra-curricular Achievements.
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U13 Football Kent Schools’ Cup: Monday 9 October
Round 1: Highsted versus Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
Squad: Daisy Lewis, Tabitha Campbell-Wroe, Freya Richardson, Katie Waller (c), Shannon Birch, Breanna Gumiro, Francesca Veal, Tarryn Marsh, Eleanor Walker, Abbie Webb, Grace Foster, Vanessa Adenowo, Liberty Wigglesworth, Isabel Benniman
Highsted’s U13s dug out a hard fought victory against Queen Elizabeth's to take them into the second round of the Kent Cup. Switching from 9-a-side in the ESFA to 11-a-side in the Kent Cup took some adjusting and players had to switch positions in a new formation. Highsted took the lead after 10 minutes, good pressing from Liberty caused panic in the QE defence and somehow Liberty managed to poke the ball over the line. It was a scrappy game and Highsted couldn’t get their usual passing game going as QE looked to press the ball at every opportunity. After 20 minutes QE sent a long ball over the top which their forward managed to run on to and slot past Daisy in goal. The first half ended 1-1.
At half time Highsted decided to put three up front in order to create more goal scoring opportunities; and that is exactly what happened from the moment the second half started. Highsted were putting constant pressure on the QE goal and if it wasn’t for their outstanding goalkeeper Highsted could have had three early second half goals. Just when it looked like QE were going to frustrate Highsted, Eleanor Walker and Francesca Veal both scored sensational goals from outside the area, within a couple of minutes of each other, to give Highsted a comfortable 3-1 lead. For the rest of the game Daisy and our defence remained untroubled while Highsted searched for more goals. However, the score remained and Highsted now go on to play Marsh Academy in the second round.
Final score: Highsted 3; Queen Elizabeth's 1
Girl of the match: Eleanor Walker