Today saw the top four Year 5/6 girls teams from each cluster battle it out at the Borough finals. From the outset it was clear that the teams were well prepared, organised on the pitch and confident.
The group stage results were as follows:
1st Wimbledon Park
3rd St Teresa’s
4th William Morris
1st SS Peter & Paul
2nd Bishop Gilpin
3rd St John Fisher
1st Merton Park
The next round saw some very closely fought matches with lots of extra time and penalty shoot outs.
As the finals approached the tension began to mount but the girls weren’t phased and continued to perform.
The 3rd and 4th place play off saw Merton Park beat Pelham on penalties, it was a great game to watch.
The final was between the two strong and organised teams Bishop Gilpin and Aragon. The game was nail-biting with excellent organisation, team work, passing and defending from both sides. As time progressed it was difficult to call the winner. 10 minutes of match time proved to be not enough time to decide a winner, so a penalty shoot-out was looking likely.
The girls from both teams remained very composed and took the shoot-out in their stride. With some great shots and goalkeeping the winner finally emerged and Bishop Gilpin were crowned Borough Champions for 2018.
The etiquette and sportsmanship was fantastic throughout the day. Supporters were positive and the girls were very considerate to each other and the referees. The Ref-Spect Winners were Pelham Primary who displayed a great attitude throughout the tournament even after a defeat. Well done Pelham Primary!
Rutlish sports leaders did a great job proving to be very confident and capable referees and they kept the event running smoothly.
Bishop Gilpin and Aragon will also represent Merton in either the LYG School Games finals or the Surrey Schools FA Finals.
- Bishop Gilpin
- Merton Park
- Wimbledon Park
- SS Peter & Paul
- St John Fisher
- St Teresa’s
13. William Morris