Southwell City Under 13 Girls have enjoyed a successful end to a heavily disrupted season. Needing a win in their last league game at home to Arnold to guarantee winning their league, they were ahead 1-0 at half time thanks to a goal direct from a corner from Lucy Carney and a clean sheet from Hope Barnes in goal. The second half saw a completely dominant display by Southwell go unrewarded as Arnold went 2-1 up with two quick-break goals. Then two goals from Seren Elias using her electrifying pace to out-sprint the defence followed by a fingertip save by Lucy Carney in the dying minutes secured the win and the 2nd Division title with an unbeaten record of 8 wins and 2 draws.
Three of the players, Alana Priestley, Lucy Carney & Hope Barnes then capped their fine seasons off by stepping up a year and helping the Under 14 girls to victory in their plate final against West Bridgford with a 4-1 win.
Next season, as well as winning promotion to the 1st Division, the girls will be moving to 11-a-side on full size pitches. Anyone currently in Year 8, no matter what your ability, who would like to give football a try, please contact Chris Barnes on 07870 928233
Back row, left to right: Alana Priestley, Chris Barnes (coach), Anna Cunningham, Alex Brackenbury, Alicia Vickers (birthday girl and great-granddaughter of Eddie Shimwell), Seren Elias, Lucy Carney, Isla Smail, Jess Robinson, Stephen Robinson (assistant coach). Front row, left to right, Darcey Bex, Tara Fogarty, Edie Kelly, Chloe Thompson, TL, Hope Barnes. Absent Lydia Tank, Isla McAdam, absent from the photo but played, Priya Bharker