Saltash.net’s under-16 girls team claim county championship

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018 in News | No Comments
Saltash.net under-16 girls football team crowned as County champions

Team left to right. Back row: Abby Shapland, Ellie Maunder, Lowenna Savery, Imogen Beer, Imy Stapleton, Molly Gill, Dani Spurling. Front row: Rosie Deacon, Maisie Godfrey, Daisy Winstanley, Merryn Richmond, Lucy Kane (c), Lois Lusher.

Saltash.net community school’s under-16 girls football team were crowned county champions on Thursday 25 January, after a tense final in Bodmin which saw them emerge victorious against Penryn College. Nothing could separate the two sides, with the game remaining goalless, even after extra time.

The game was settled with the dreaded penalty shootout. The score reached 6-6, with saltash.net dispatching their 7th, with Penryn College missing to end the epic final. As captain Lucy Kane lifted the shield, there was a definite sense of relief for the saltash.net players, in addition to the joy of the celebrations.

Penryn College had the better chances in the match, but were stopped at every opportunity by an outstanding performance from saltash.net goalkeeper Merryn Richmond.

While saltash.net’s team were delighted, they were first to recognise and respect their opponents who had made them battle all the way to achieve victory.

The win means the team have retained the trophy, and won four of the last five girls’ under 16 county championships.

Team coach, Dan Budd, was delighted with the performance.

“I am exceptionally proud and pleased for the team who showed real resilience to earn the victory.  No team deserved to lose that game and both teams can be proud of producing such a great final and advert for girls’ school football,” he said.