Year 7 Girls Football

This match report from Mr Riley.

“The Year 7 girls football team continued their English Schools Cup run with a resounding 5-1 win over Our Lady’s Catholic college from Preston.

The first half was a little disappointing as the Wellington team didn’t play with the desire and tempo that they had shown in the first two rounds. The teams went in level at half time as Holly Abbott’s excellent poacher’s goal was cancelled out by a volley from an Our Lady’s corner.

The Wellington girls showed their class in the second half though as two superb goals from Katie Evans – one from 25 yards, a composed finish from Martha Smart and a second for Holly Abbott, brilliantly assisted by Maggie Manson saw them run out comfortable winners.

The attacking play was inconsistent over the course of the match but the defence showed great skill and determination throughout – player of the match Katie Dixon exemplified this with an outstanding performance; demonstrating great tackling and positioning to break down attacking situations and clear the lines.”