St Georges U14s, Cranleigh U16s and Repton U18s victorious at Cannock

2013-14 U16 Winners Cranleigh

St Georges U14s, Cranleigh U16s and Repton U18s were victorious in the National Schools Championships for Girls at Cannock.

Cranleigh finished U16 Pool C with three wins out of three after beating Perse 8-0, GS at Leeds and Clifton, while Leeds finished runners up. Pool D was tighter and Denstone finished top over Wakefield on goal difference after both beating Kent and Eastbourne, then drawing their encounter 2-2.

In the final the first period was goalless but Denstone opened the scoring with an own goal early in the second half. However, after this it was all Cranleigh, Charlotte Calnan scored from two corners and Megan Batchelor and captain Olivia Camsey finished off a dominant second half from the champions who retain the title they won in 2013.

The 3-4 Play-off was an all-Yorkshire affair. Leeds opened the scoring through Amelia Jeavons and Wakefield equalised through Emma Berry. With no more goals the game was decided on a penalty stroke barrage and Wakefield won this 2-0 with their keeper Becky Hague proving unbeatable.

2013-14 U18 Winners Repton

Repton U18s started off their campaign with a 4-1 win over Queenswood and in the same pool 2013 champions Dean Close beat Stockport GS 6-0. In the second set of fixtures Stockport achieved a fine 2-1 win over Repton while Dean Close overcame Queenswood by a single goal to lead the pool going into Day 2. This meant Repton had the challenge of beating Dean Close by three clear goals to get to the final and they achieved this with a 4-0 win.

In the other pool Kingston and Millfield both beat Bromsgrove and Coopers Coburn on day one to set up their match on day two. Kingston won this 1-0 to take the place in the final, a repeat of 2011 which they won. However this time round it was Repton who proved victorious with a dominant 4-0 win. Olivia Hopkisson, Flora Peel and Erica Sanders (2) scored the goals to give Repton their eighth U18 title in ten seasons.

In the 3-4 play-off Millfield overcame a 1-0 half time deficit to beat Dean Close 2-1. Filicity Davies gave Dean Close the lead but goals from Fliss McCarthy and Olivia Allin gave Millfield third place.

The U14 event is run over one day with shorter games. St Georges and Millfield were both clear pool winners each being unbeaten at this stage. St Georges beat Queensowod and Rugby and drew with Queen Elizabeth School, Cumbria. Millfield beat Cranleigh, Trent and GS Leeds. In a tight final a first half goal from St Georges Maisie Minors was the only goal of the game to give her side the title. Cranleigh overcame Rugby 3-0 in the 3-4 game with Izzy Petter (2) and Poppy Wilks on target.

2013-14 U14 winners - St Georges College