Worle girls finish as runners-up

Worle Community School girls.

Worle Community School girls. - Credit: Archant

Worle Community School girls’ football team finished as runners-up at the Winter School Games.

WORLE Community School seven-a-side girls’ football team won their North Somerset group to qualify for the Winter School Games held at SGS College (South Gloucester and Stroud).

The school team were a mix of year nine and 10 pupils. Fifteen schools entered the competition across the South West to qualify for this event.

Worle played well and comfortably beat Hayesfield 6-0 with a hat-trick by Phoebe Payton. The next three matches were a little tougher with Worle winning 1-0 in two games and a tense 0-0 game against Oasis Academy.

The girls won their group and were into the semi-final versus SBL. Fantastic saves from goalkeeper Hannah Worley and a tight defence from the Ferdinando sisters meant a clean sheet and two goals from the forwards.


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Worle played the final against Bedminster Down who sustained two injuries which ran the clock down. Shots on target came from Lauryn Nigh and Desni Darch, but a quick break meant Bedminster were 1-0 up with three minutes to play.

The team pushed for the equaliser, but Bedminster broke out to score another as Worle became runners-up out of North Somerset, Bristol, BANES and South Gloucestershire.

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PE teacher Miss Gibbins said: “This was an amazing experience for all involved and a runners-up medal to go in the ever expanding trophy cabinet.”

Team: Lauryn Nigh, Saskia Moore, Amy Coles, Hannah Worley, Georgia Ferdinando, Eva Ferdinando, Desni Darch, Aimee Cox and Phoebe Payton.

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