Year 7 Girls 5-a-side National Football Competition
Sirius Academy West Year 7 Girls 5-a-side National Finals
After finishing as Hull Schools Champions at 5-a-side football back in November 2015, the Year 7 Girls represented Hull in the National stages at Derby Soccerdome, competing against some very strong teams.
Sirius Academy West was drawn in a league of 7 teams from a range of different areas, including Northampton, Nottingham and Leicester schools.
OIEA 0 Sirius Academy 5
The tournament started well for Sirius Academy, as they fired in 5 goals in their first match against OIEA from Erewash. Georgia Coggin got the opener with a fine strike, and from then on in it was Isabella Taylor proved how clinical in front of goal she is by netting a further 4 goals. Phoebe Armstrong was also impressive in defence as she kept the team a clean sheet.
Sirius Academy 1 Bluecoat 5
Bluecoat was next up and proved to be the best team at the tournament, and showed it in the game against Sirius. They had height, strength and skill as they dominated the game. But credit to the Sirius Academy team, they never gave up and managed a late goal from Isabella Taylor to make the final score 5 – 1 to the team that would go on to the finals.
Malcolm A 1 Sirius Academy 0
Unfortunately in this game Sirius Academy had a handful of chances in front if goal, but they could not manage to find the back of the net. Against the run of play Malcolm A scored a superb goal from a difficult angle to take the lead. Sirius Academy continued to create chances, with Ellie Robertson and Georgia Coggin working hard in the middle, but their shots were either just wide or at the keeper. Sirius knew this was a game they should have won.
Woodbrook 1 Sirius Academy 0
In a very close game the scoreline remained 0 – 0 until well into the second half, Lucy Sainty in goal made some good saves to keep it goalless, and Paige Collingwood made some great challenges in the midfield position. Georgia Coggin and Ellie Robertson were combining well to create chances, but again they could not finish, and in the dying seconds it was Woodbrook that scored the winner.
Deepings 1 Sirius Academy 2
Sirius knew they should have got something out of their last two games and went into this game determined to take all three points off the Lincolnshire school. Sirius took an early lead after a well deserved goal from Ellie Robertson. Isabella Taylor and Georgia Coggin were combining well to create some good opportunities to extend the lead, but the Deepings had other ideas as they got the equaliser. Sirius pushed forward in numbers to find the winning goal, and it was Georgia Coggin who fired home to clinch their second victory of the tournament.
Allestree 1 Sirius Academy 0
In another close game it could have gone either way, both teams cancelled each other out well, but unfortunately for Sirius Academy a defensive error left Allestree with a clear shot on goal, which they did not miss. Sirius tried to get the goal back, but it was not to be.
Please congratulate the squad on their attitude, behaviour and effort in this National tournament:-
Isabella Taylor, Georgia Coggin, Paige Collingwood, Lucy Sainty, Ellie Robertson and Phoebe Armstrong.