The Year 8/9 and Year 10/11 girls football teams were both crowned Team Leicestershire County Champions at Harborough Town FC on Thursday 10th May.
The Year 8/9 girls ran out 5-1 winners against Belvoir Academy. Brookvale Groby played tremendous football during the first half, with three goals to match. Mackenzie Smith opened the scoring with a spectacular strike with Darcy Warden adding a brace to give Brookvale Groby a three goal cushion at half-time. The second half proved to be a tighter affair with Belvoir pulling a goal back. This proved to be a consolation when Mikayla Wildgoose scored direct from a 25 yard free kick. Dulci Binns completed the scoring towards the end of the game.
The Year 10/11 girls won 4-2 in a tight contest against Ashby School. Ashby took the lead against the run of play with an excellent strike from distance. Brookvale Groby hit back with Harleen Thandi equalising having earlier hit the post. Tilly Clark struck late in the first half to send Brookvale Groby in at half-time ahead. We continued to create chances, but Ashby looked dangerous on the break. They equalised with another excellent goal from distance leaving Lana Timson in goal with little chance. The game took another swing when an inswinging Elspeth Cunningham corner was turned home by Rebekah Garratt. Ashby again threw everything at the Brookvale Groby defence, but they held firm against a number of corners. From one of these corners Lana Timson made a good save followed by a quick counter attack that led to Harleen Thandi breaking away to put the game beyond doubt.
Well done to all who were involved.
Of the ten football finals held by Team Leicestershire this year, we have appeared in four and won four! A fantastic achievement by our football teams and we still have the matter of the Year 8/9 girls futsal regional finals.