Youth Football: Eaton Bray Lions
Posted on May 18, 2009
EB Lions U13 Girls
After being knocked out in the semi-finals two weeks ago in the Cranfield Colts tournament on penalties the Lions were determined to go one better this week in the Chiltern Junior Sevens tournament — and they did.
After coming second in the group stages the Lions were up against Leighton Utd in the semifinal. After extra time the match was drawn and went to penalties.
This week was different, penalty takers Darcy Ashby, Hattie French, Shannon Byrne, Megan Viljoen, Elsa Kirkwood and in goal Nancy Oliver (who made some great saves) did what was needed to send the Lions into the final.
The opposition was Biggleswade, in a great match, and with defenders Katy Thiel, Eden Scott and Devon Ferguson keeping it tight at the back and Ashby, Hudson and Kirkwood controlling midfield it looked like the Lions were going to get a result.
Strikers French and Viljoen pushed forward to try and score and then against the run of play Biggleswade scored and with only a couple of minutes remaining there wasn't enough time to get one back.
The girls collected their medals and are looking forward to the presentation on Tuesday evening when they will collect another medal for finishing runners up in Division 1.
Team: Oliver, Thiel, Scott, Ashby, French, Viljoen, Hudson, Byrne, Ferguson, Kirkwood.
Source: EB Lions
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