It was really pleasing to be able to get together two Wolverhampton Schools FA girls representative teams for the games v Sefton Schools FA during half term. Whilst both the U14 and U12 teams had some excellent players involved, neither team was at full strength due to the unavailability of so many players.
But, most important was the fact that we had girls playing and representing our city’s schools at secondary level for the first ever time. Hopefully this will inspire other girls to start playing and for our city teams to develop further, and have many more fixtures.
Our two girls teams were facing two strong Sefton District teams who were well organised and who had already played Liverpool recently. Wolverhampton were playing their first ever game, and the U12’s were made up of 5 players who were U11, so both teams were up against it from the outset.
Despite the odds the Wolverhampton girls worked hard and showed great effort and determination to ‘do their best’ in both games. The staff running both teams were proud of the girls and the efforts they made to play and kick off Wolverhampton girls representative football
Many thanks to Sefton Schools FA who organised the impressive venue. The facilities were excellent at Cheadle Hulme School
Wolverhampton Girls U14 v Sefton Girls U14
Wolverhampton U14s girls played their first match against Sefton and unfortunately lost 5-0. The girls started the game well showing great effort all over the pitch. Sefton managed to score 3 goals in the first half. In the second half Wolverhampton showed great team work and resilience throughout and was getting a lot more chances on goal. As this was only the first time the girls have played together they showed great enthusiasm and potential for our future matches.
Wolverhampton U12 v Sefton Girls U12
A makeshift Wolverhampton team put in a very spirited performance but fell behind after just 4 minutes. However, Sareet playing in the centre of midfield, scored a tremendous individual goal to draw us level about 10 minutes later. 1-1
Scarlett worked hard to defend throughout the game but Sefton took the lead again when she found herself outnumbered and the unmarked centre forward just had to beat Louise in goal to score. Sefton made it 3-1 before half time with a long range shot.
Wolverhampton continued to work hard in an attempt to get back into the game, and Sareet tried to take players on and to shoot at every opportunity, but we couldn’t get the goals that we wanted.
The score finished at 7-1 to Sefton