On Thursday 13 October at Wimbledon Chase Primary School the first Wimbledon Cluster competition of the year took place with the Year 5/6 Girls Football. Nine schools from the Wimbledon Cluster arrived in high spirits keen to demonstrate their footballing skills and team-work and thereby earn their school a place in the Girls Football Borough Finals. Eleven teams took part in two pools, each aiming to secure a top two spot in their group to guarantee a coveted place in the Finals.

Group 1 consisted of Bishop Gilpin ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams, The Priory, Merton Abbey, St Mary’s and Wimbledon Chase. The games were played in a great spirit with a huge amount of effort and skill on display. Bishop Gilpin ‘A’ and Wimbledon Chase both made strong starts to the group with some impressive performances and quality goals being scored. The deciding tie between the two teams to see who would emerge victorious at the top of the group was an enthralling encounter with Bishop Gilpin taking the points and first place in Group 1 with a 2-0 victory. The rest of the group proved to be very evenly contested and a real battle for places resulted in the final group standings.

  1. Bishop Gilpin ‘A’
  2. Wimbledon Chase
  3. Bishop Gilpin ‘B’
  4. Merton Abbey
  5. The Priory
  6. St Mary’s

Group 2 had All Saints ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams, Dundonald, Holy Trinity, and Garfield competing for the chance to represent the Wimbledon Cluster at the Merton Borough Finals. Dundonald were keeping the pressure on right up until the final group game where they lost 3-1 to eventual group winners Holy Trinity.  Holy Trinity proved to be too strong for the rest of the group winning all four fixtures in impressive fashion scoring thirteen goals and only conceding once. All Saints ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams contested a very tight game with the ‘B’ team winning 1-0 and securing third place in the group. The final standing for the group were;

  1. Holy Trinity
  2. Dundonald
  3. All Saints ‘B’
  4. Garfield
  5. All Saints ‘A’

The final round of games saw a battle for positions with teams playing against the side in the other group from their respective positions. These games in particular were incredibly close and resulted in the final competition standings as follows;

  1. Bishop Gilpin ‘A’
  2. Holy Trinity
  3. Wimbledon Chase
  4. Dundonald
  5. Bishop Gilpin ‘B’
  6. All Saints ‘B’
  7. Garfield
  8. Merton Abbey
  9. The Priory
  10. All Saints ‘A’
  11. St Mary’s

We wish the four Wimbledon Cluster representatives the very best of luck at the Borough Finals. Our REFSPECT winners today were All Saints. They were positive throughout, applauding the opposing team, shaking hands and congratulating the opposition even when they lost. A great demonstration of fair play, sportsmanship and etiquette combined with fantastic team work and effort meant they were a credit to their school. Well done All Saints.

As always, we were incredibly fortunate to have the use of Wimbledon Chase’s facilities – thank you. To the Rutlish Leaders who officiated the games confidently and maturely – thank you. To all the competitors, staff members and supporters, for the positive manner in which the tournament took place – thank you!

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