On Wednesday 18th November, Abbotswood girls played in the New Forest football Tournament at Testwood School. The weather was not great, very wet and windy, but we were all very excited about the tournament. We were off to a great start, we won our first game 3-0, there were some great throw-in’s from Lola who helped with the goals that were scored by Molly and Poppy.
We then played a strong Brockenhurst team, our defence Rose and I had to work hard and Jess was amazing in goal. Molly managed to get a cracking early goal in, which won us the match. The game finished 1-0 to Abbotswood!
Our next game was against Abbotswood B team, it was hard because we were playing against our friends, who are also a very good team. It was another tough match; Molly managed to score the winning goal in the second half to ensure the win, finishing 1-0 to us.
We were then through to the premier league (top division), we knew we would be facing some good teams and we were not wrong.
The first game was against Orchard, they made us work really hard, Lola was great in midfield and Poppy had some great attempts shooting against a strong keeper. Unfortunately neither team was able to get a goal, so it ended up in a draw 0-0.
Our final game was against Bartley, they were an incredible team, and everyone had to put maximum effort in to stop them getting a goal, Abbotswood fought hard to defend and was determined to give Jess a clean sheet! Charlotte scored the amazing winning goal, we won 1-0!
We then were presented our gold medals and told we were through to the county finals in June, Well done Abbotswood A team.
Abbotswood B team report
The B team had to play three games to qualify for the premier league and we won all these games - scoring a total of 7 goals. Our first game in the premier league was against Abbotswood A it was a close game with the A team scoring in the last few minutes of the game. We drew one and lost one of our remaining games placing us forth in the entire competition. Mr Morgan and Mr Perry were very impressed how we played and worked together as a team.
Abbotswood C team report
The c team drew one game and lost two games and won our final match which was fantastic. We really enjoyed our day even though it was very windy and pouring with rain. We would like to give a great thank you to Poppy’s brother who managed our team.
Match report by Megan, Ellie and Emily 6HH