Nine of the u11a squad travelled to Farnborough for the Rushmoor tournament…. Priya named as the captain of the team comprising of Marta, Caitlin, Izzy, Maddi, Tabitha, Keira, Rebecca and Charlotte Y.
The u11 age group had 16 teams split into 2 sections and Eagles A were unbeaten for all 7 of their group matches…..some in really impressive style with loads of goals! In fact they scored 54 goals in the first 7 games!
The final match of the group stage was against local rivals Royals which was nail-biting stuff ending up in a 5 -5 draw.
Through to the semi finals they played Matrix and with the enthusiastic support of their idols from the u14s squad, they won with ease 7-1, only to discover the final was to be a repeat of the last group game!
Yes…. an east Berkshire final with Royals!!
The first half was end to end with some impressive defending by the Eagles team managing to disrupt the play of the skillful and strong Royals goal attack.
At half time the score was 2-2…..the title was up for the grabs and the parents were struggling to remain calm, let alone the players !
Unfortunately though the Eagles girls couldnt capitalise on their attacking opportunities and seemed to just run out of steam failing to get the ball into their D, allowing Royals to take the win in the last few minutes.
A fantastic squad performance with lots of versatilty.
Thank you to all the parents and fellow Eagles squads for their support.