Team Mendip enjoy tournament victories

PUBLISHED: 14:10 21 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:10 21 June 2017

Team Mendip Under-14s.

Team Mendip Under-14s.


Team Mendip continued their summer of success, with three age groups all winning tournaments.

Team Mendip’s summer of success continued on the weekend with three age groups all winning tournaments.

Mendip Black Socks Under-12s were victorious in the Wells tournament. Playing up a year, the girls went unbeaten through the group stage, including a hard-fought win against Mendip Red Socks B team.

A Kelly Jones goal sealed the win against Nailsea Belles in the semi-final, which set up a nail-biting final against the hosts Wells. A goal from Willow Hull was enough, and the Black Socks came away with the trophy.

Also at Wells were Mendip White Socks Under-14s and like the Black Socks they too were playing up a year.

Mendip finished top of a tough group, setting up a semi-final with Clevedon in which Katie Sharkey scored the only goal. Mendip faced a strong Westbury side in the final, and despite taking the lead through Sharkey, Westbury always looked dangerous and the equaliser soon came.

With no further goals it went to penalties. Maisie Lynn, Ryla Cooper and Emily Ford all scored taking it to sudden death. Jade Harding saved well and Sharkey stepped up to calmly slot home the tournament winner.

Mendip Red Socks Under-13s, also playing up a year, came away from the Moors Youth tournament as champions.

Again Mendip sailed through the group unbeaten, scoring a load of goals on the way, including a hat-trick from Jennie Habbits against the hosts Moors Youth. The semi-final was a well-matched battle against AFC Plymouth and had to be decided by penalties, with Maisie Lynn, Anna Cunningham, Habbits and Tara Young all netting.

The final against Plymouth Aspire was not quite as tense, with goals from Cunningham and Young clinching the title.

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