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12 October 2023 - 7-a-side Tournament
Yesterday, the St James' 'Lionesses' had their second outing, where they took part in the ESFA 7-a-side tournament at Oxstalls Sport Park. The girls found themselves in Group D alongside Castle Hill and Upton St Leonards Schools and had to play both teams twice.
The girls played amazingly with 100% effort, lots of determination and grit. The first two games were drawn 0 - 0. The girls won the third game against Castle Hill 1 - 0 with Shaniel going on a mazey run and produce a powerful shot making the opposition goalkeeper to make a good stop but not enough to save it as Halima followed up and slotted the ball into the back of the net.
The last game in our group was against Upton St Leonards. Sadly, this game didn't go our way with the girls losing 1 - 0. It must be said that the Upton team was very strong, but with great defending and even better marking from Ava-Jai and Reese and some outstanding saves from Ronnie in goal kept the game very close.
With these results, we came second in our group, which meant we had a final play-off game against Fieldcourt School. This ended in a 0 - 0 draw.
Overall, 14 teams took part in the tournament. Mr Hutchinson and Mr Matthews believed that the girls came either 5th or 6th overall which for a second outing for the girls, is absolutely amazing, and we couldn't be prouder of them all!
Well done girls!
28 September 2023 - St James' v Widden
Yesterday the Year 5 and 6 girls took part in their first league football match against one of our closest rivals, Widden. It must be said that leading up to the game the girls were just a little bit excited!!
The game itself was just as exciting and even at times nail-biting! With goal line incidents, some great passages of play, superb individual performances and most of all a whole team effort the girls won 1 goal to nil, with Ava scoring towards the end of the first half and Zara getting the assist.
Well done girls you should be super proud of yourselves as we are of you.