Girls Shine Bright Despite Final Defeat

Saturday 17th March 2018 @ Wast Hills, BCFC Training Ground

BPSFA BCFC Cup

Team: Rihanna, Javeigh, Millie, Lacy, Octavia, Liberty, Savannah, Amne, Kayla, Latia and Tiana

Results

W 3-0 vs Aston

D 0-0 vs Aston

D 1-1 vs Sutton Coldfield

W 1-0 vs South Birmingham

W 2-0 vs South Birmingham

W 2-0 vs Gloucester

W 3-0 vs Aston

L 1-0 vs South Birmingham

Goals: Latia x 5, Tiana x 1, Rihanna x 2, Liberty x 3 and Javeigh x 2

Girl of the Match: Javeigh

In a strange way, despite losing in a final for the first time this season, yesterday was our best performance of the season. In the previous three tournaments, our A team has defeated all before them, while our B team has struggled result-wise. However yesterday both sets of girls put on a show! Both sets of girls finished the ‘group stage’ unbeaten, winning four of their six games and only conceding one goal. The football played by the girls, particularly in the 2-0 victories over South Birmingham and Gloucester, was a joy to watch.

The girls, sporting their new kit and looking a million dollars (thank you Sporting Elite), played some amazing football and once again showed why they have been a force to fear with this academic year!

Javeigh was at the centre of everything good yesterday, creating a number of chances in attack and forming a great partnership with Millie in defence. In goal, Rihanna kept a string of clean sheets, thanks in no small part to the excellent pairing of Kayla and Amne ahead of her. On the wing, Octavia was a bag of tricks, bamboozling the opposition on so many occasions. The goal machine that is Latia did what she does so brilliantly – she scored lots of goals. Schoolmate Tiana got in on the goal scoring action with an excellent strike against South Birmingham, while Lacy was a creative threat in midfield throughout the afternoon. Savannah continued her excellent return from injury with some excellent football, especially a lung busting showing against Aston. In the centre of the park, captain Liberty proved a box-to-box threat, popping up with goals and tackles in equal measures.

As stated at the outset, yesterday was arguably our best showing of the season and we will take plenty of strength from the final defeat. The spirit amongst the girls is incredible and in all my years of district football can only be equalled by the spirit amongst the 2015/16 boys, who like the girls, won a number of trophies and played some amazing football. Without this team spirit, nothing that we have achieved this season would have been possible. Thank you girls for making our job so easy. Thank you too parents for your continued commitment and support!

Defeats and setbacks will happen in football and the only thing you can do is pick yourself up and congratulate the victors. Well done South Birmingham on a fine victory. We look forward to locking horns again later in the season!

Well done girls!

Up The Ton!

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