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U13 Kent Football League six-a-side Tournament Cup
Wednesday 16 November 2016
Having finished sixth in Kent last year in the annual six-a-side Kent League Cup, Highsted knew that we had a good chance of going even further this time round. With the winners going on to represent Gillingham FC at the regional finals, there was a lot at stake and the girls were determined to do well. Highsted were given a tough draw for the group stages, having five teams in their group, while others included just two teams, due to schools not turning up. With the top two teams from each group qualifying for the quarter finals, Highsted were determined to not let their disadvantaged position stop them.
Our four group games were won comfortably, scoring twelve goals and conceding just one. Outstanding performances from Charlotte B and Katie W saw us through to the quarter finals. We were drawn against local school The Abbey in the quarter final and at the end of the eight minutes the scores were level at 1-1, after Ella T scored a fantastic equaliser. Sudden death penalties, the pressure was on. Charlotte B scored her penalty with ease and fortunately for us the first player to step up for The Abbey missed, resulting in joyous scenes as we qualified for the semi-final.
Our next opponents were Highworth. They were one of the fortunate teams who qualified automatically due to schools in their group not turning up. We knew that they would be fresher than us and therefore we had to work twice as hard. It was a close and tense game, with each and every one of Highsted’s players committing themselves fully. Daisy L, in goal, pulled off some fantastic saves to keep the score at 0-0. Unfortunately, as the game wore on, Highsted’s players began to tire and gave away a free kick in the last minute, which was converted by Highworth. Despite our best efforts, we were unable to find the equaliser and devastatingly we lost the semi-final 1-0.
Highsted had to quickly pick themselves up as we had to play the 3rd and 4th place play off. We dominated the game from the start and comfortably won 2-0, goals from Captain Lucy B and Charlotte B.
A disappointing end to a fantastic day of football. However, Highsted left with their heads held high as they realised that they are the third best six-a-side school team in Kent.
Squad: Daisy L, Katie W, Charlotte B, Niamh D, Ella T, Lois H, Eleanor W, Lucie B