Surbiton Girls U14 National Champions

Surbiton Girls U14 Champions 15-16

Pool A –

Surbiton v Norwich

The day’s first game got started with a bang, within one minute of being on pitch Surbiton kicked off the scoring with Kitty Baccanello notching a goal. This was quickly followed by another from Issy Carey. Norwich responded well and pulled one back from Amelia Barclay, but the ever persistent Surbiton retaliated with Carey scoring her second of the game. Two more for each team settled the game a solid win for Surbiton 4-2.

Beeston v Stourport

Beeston and Stourport both started the match well. Stourport's solid defending couldn’t hold Beeston back and after five minutes Chrissie Jowett found the back of the net for Beeston, with Charlotte Archer grabbing the second to finish the game 2-0 to Beeston.

Stourport v Surbiton

Surbiton came out of the blocks fast once again and Kitty Baccanello scored her second goal of the day in the first three minutes against Stourport. Issy Carey sealed the deal with a brace, one of which was a spectacular top corner reverse. Stourport held their own in the second half but it wasn’t enough to deny the reigning champions.

Norwich v Beeston

Looking to make their mark and to make the final Beeston came into this game all guns blazing. Charlotte Archer started the scoring with an open play goal. Norwich battled hard but the second half gave Beeston a new lease of life and goals from Chrissie Jowett and Jess Barett-Drylie won the game 3-0 for the Bees who remained in contention for the final depending on the outcome of their clash with Surbiton.  

Surbiton v Beeston

One of the highly anticipated games of Pool A with both teams level on points meant only one would come away with a final place. Issy Carey added another to her tally for the day first with a field goal in the ninth minute, quickly followed by another from Kitty Baccanello. The second half was still there for the taking and a late goal form Imogen Hatton for Beeston gave them hope. With neither team finding the net in the last 3 minutes Surbiton came away victorious taking them to the final and putting Beeston in the playoffs for third and fourth.

Stourport v Norwich

A quiet game from both sides led to a low scoring result. An open play goal from Sophie Thompson gave Stourport the lead, which through determination they held despite chances for Norwich, This gave them their first points of the tournament and a place in the fifth vs. sixth playoff.  

Pool B

Alderley v Reading

The first game in pool B was slow starting with a goalless first half but chances for both teams. The only goal of the game came late on from Sophie Hoencamp to secure three points for Reading.

Isca v Cambridge

Another goalless first half for Pool B. The second half on the other hand was very successful for Cambridge with Olivia Clegg getting them on the board from a penalty corner. A minute later another from Helena Russell in open play sealed the win and drew Cambridge level with Reading in the league table.

Isca v Alderley Edge

With both teams looking for their first points of the day – this game was highly fought. Isca valiantly defended but couldn’t keep Alderley off the score board. Goals from Brogan Tennant and Lois McTiffin opened up Pool B heading into the last games of the day.

Cambridge City v Reading

This was a feisty game from the whistle with both teams battling for the points. In the eighth minute Cambridge were awarded a penalty stroke which was swiftly scored by Olivia Clegg.  Helena Russell netted her second goal of the day through a penalty corner to put Cambridge up by two at half time. A second half penalty stroke this time to Reading, scored by Ellie Liddell halved the deficit, but it was too late and Cambridge took the win.

Alderley Edge v Cambridge City

Cambridge were after an all-important win here to secure their place against Surbiton in the final. They were certainly the team to show up on the day. Three early goals gave them the crucial points. A strike from Helena Russell, and a brace of goals for Izzie Arnold propelled them into the final.

Reading v Isca

Isca went into this looking for their first goal of the day whilst Reading were aiming for another three points. Reading took the lead in the first half with a goal from Cordelia Bambury in open play quickly followed by a converted penalty corner from Tabitha Tinniswood. A solid and robust second half from Isca kept a clean sheet for the latter part of the game but alas no comeback. Reading took the win 2-0.

Classification Games:

7th/8th Playoff – Norwich v Isca

Both teams started strong looking to take home a bit of pride with them. However it was Norwich that started strongest with a brace of goals thanks to Tallulah Gurney both from open play. Half time rolled round and Amelia Barclay put one more in the goal to see Norwich take 7th and Isca 8th, Norwich winning 3-0.

5th/6th Playoff – Stourport v Alderley Edge

Not much lay between these two teams on the pitch and the first half showed it. A last minute goal from Stourport thanks to Sophie Thompson put them into the lead at the break. Both teams fought bravely in the second half, however the scored remained 1-0 to Stourport, ensuring they take home 5th and Alderley Edge 6th.

3rd/4th Playoff – Beeston v Reading

Beeston started this game with determination and after three minutes Charlotte Archer took them to an early lead through a field goal. Solid defending by Reading kept Beeston out for the rest of the half. Both coming back out after a rest, it was clear the game was not over yet. Beeston prevailed with a goal from Jess Barrett-Drylie and another for Charlotte Archer crowned Beeston bronze medalists and Reading 4th.

Final – Surbiton v Cambridge City

The highly anticipated last game of the day would see Surbiton defend their title for a fifth year. Starting strong from the off it was clear that not much would stop them storm to their fifth national U14 title. Some courageous defending and determination from Cambridge was in vain as Emily Leeson kicked off the scoring at 8 minutes in converting a penalty corner. Alice Klugman scored her first, swiftly followed by Issy Carey; a common name on the score sheets today, and one more from Klugman took the score to 4-0 sealing the National championship yet again.