The Wimbledon Cluster Y56 Girls Football Competition took place on the 27th November 2019 (finally the weather had changed so we could get this tournament running a week late). Wimbledon High kindly provided us with their superb astro surface for which the girls really enjoyed showcasing their skills on.

There were 17 teams representing 11 schools in the Wimbledon Cluster, they were placed in 2 groups of 6 teams and 1 group of 5 teams. The top four teams would qualify for the Borough Finals and represent the Wimbledon Cluster.

Group A

Bishop Gilpin A

Garfield

Pelham A

Bishop Gilpin B

All Saints B

Dundonald

This group didn’t have many draws, all teams were intent on attacking and were trying to score lots of goals. Bishop Gilpin A won every single game without conceding a goal, there goalkeeper was kept busy, but wouldn’t let anything past her! Garfield were undefeated until they came across BG A, losing that match gave BG top spot, while Garfield valiantly won every other game including a notable 2-0 win over Dundonald to secure 2nd place in the group.

Both Dundonald and BG B were on the same number of points, however because Dundonald had conceded fewer goals over the group games they came above BG B, solid defensive performances from Dundonald to gain those vital points to finish 3rd. Pelham A and All Saints B started off slow with some heavy losses, however they both improved considerably, with Pelham A managing to sneak a 2-0 victory over All Saints B and All Saints B conceded fewer goals in their last couple of group games, to cap off a great recovery for the team.

Group B

Wimbledon Chase A

Wimbledon Park B

St Mary’s

Wimbledon Chase B

Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity were in superb form, winning every single group game without conceding a goal and scoring a whopping 14 goals in the process, topping the group with 12 points. The rest of the group was wide open, all teams were inconsistent and couldn’t win more than one game, games were swinging back and forth to try and grab second place. Wimbledon Park managed to stop Wimbledon Chase A from scoring which secured the draw they needed to move onto 5 points and finish 2nd in Group B. Wimbledon Chase A managed to beat St Marys 3-0 with some excellent goalscoring on show from the Chase girls! However, as St Mary’s managed to keep their defensive unit tight and concede fewer goals in their other games, St Mary’s finished above WC A because of their better goal difference. Wimbledon Chase B lost two very tight games 1-0 that could have gone either way, but they managed to beat WC A to gain the bragging rights on their way back to school!.

Group C

Wimbledon Park A

Priory

Pelham B

All Saints A

Bishop Gilpin C

Wimbledon High

In this group it was extremely tight as to who was going to win the group, it came down to the last game of the group as Wimbledon High were brilliantly kept to a draw by Wimbledon Park A, couple this with BG C winning their last fixture against All Saints A, BG C went to the top of the group as group winners and Wimbledon High securing 2nd place, with only one point in it. Wimbledon Park A were able to secure 3rd place by winning two games, 3-1 v Pelham B and 1-0 v All Saints A. Priory only lost one game, but they were unable to get their shooting boots on for two of their games that ended 0-0, but were able to beat Pelham B with a brilliant 3-0 score line and wrap up 4th Place. Pelham B and All Saints A were fighting to score and work well with each other, but ultimately picked up a couple of draws, most notably All Saints A securing a 0-0 v Priory in the standout result from those girls.

Final Group Standings

Group A

 

Points

Goal Difference

Overall Position

Bishop Gilpin A

15

+15

1st

Garfield

12

+3

2nd

Dundonald

7

+3

3rd

Bishop Gilpin B

7

+2

4th

Pelham A

3

-5

5th

All Saints B

0

-18

6th

Group B

 

Points

Goal Difference

Overall Position

Holy Trinity

12

+14

1st

Wimbledon Park B

5

-2

2nd

Wimbledon Chase A

4

-2

3rd

St Mary’s

4

-3

4th

Wimbledon Chase B

3

-3

5th

 

Group C

 

Points

Goal Difference

Overall Position

Bishop Gilpin C

12

+5

1st

Wimbledon High

11

+7

2nd

Wimbledon Park A

8

+2

3rd

The Priory

6

+2

4th

All Saints A

2

-6

5th

Pelham B

1

-10

6th

With the initial group games complete, teams were then told what teams they would play next. If you finished 1st in Group A, you would play against the teams who also finished 1st in groups B & C etc, for the last two fixtures of the day.

`The games were very competitive now teams were playing against teams of similar abilities, there were no longer big score lines, and teams were really trying to put their tactics and strategies into place to outfox the other teams they were playing.

Wimbledon High were able to win both games in their tight group 2-1 after going behind in both games to secure 4th place overall. In the matches being played out for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Holy Trinity narrowly lost out to BG A who scored quite freakishly from a long throw that skimmed off a players thigh before creeping into the goal, that was the only goal of the game, very tough on Holy Trinity, but BG A managed to grind out the result. Ultimately it came down to the game between BG A v BG C as to see if BG A or HT would be the winners. BG A came out on top with a convincing 2-0 win to secure 1st Place overall.

Overall Standings

  1. Bishop Gilpin A (GOLD)
  2. Holy Trinity (SILVER)
  3. Bishop Gilpin C (BRONZE)
  4. Wimbledon High
  5. Garfield
  6. Wimbledon Park B
  7. Wimbledon Park A
  8. Wimbledon Chase A
  9. Dundonald
  10. St Mary’s
  11. Bishop Gilpin B
  12. The Priory
  13. Pelham A
  14. Wimbledon Chase B & All Saints A (Same goal difference & same points)
  15. Pelham B
  16. All Saints B

 Well done to those 3 teams who take away the GOLD, SILVER & Bronze certificates, congratulations!! The four teams who progress to the MSSP Borough Finals are; Bishop Gilpin, Holy Trinity, Wimbledon High and Garfield, good luck to those schools and we hope you enjoy on behalf of all the Wimbledon schools!

 Lastly, a big thank you to the leaders from Rutlish, they were brilliant referees, got things done very quickly, were on hand to help at the start and the very end, overall an excellent group of boys who we hope to see at one of our competitions soon!! And a MASSIVE thank you to Wimbledon High for allowing us to use their facilities at such short notice, on behalf of MSSP and the schools, we couldn’t thank you enough, and we hope to see you again soon!!!

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