Whitehaven AFC Girls section had a great day all round at the recent Northbank FC tournament in Carlisle. They finished champions in the under 10, under12 & under 14 sections ( which was won by their under 13 girls ) to claim a clean sweep in the day! The Under 10s started off slow against their hosts Northbank in the opening group game but after that they gradually improved every game, going undefeated all day. They topped their group with some outstanding football from Eden Clark who controlled the matches in midfield, but it was player of the festival Macy Wade who didn’t put a foot wrong all day in defence and didn’t only win tackles but brought the ball out from the back and set up attacks. The girls played another Northbank team in the Semi Final and managed to win narrowly 1-0 to progress to the Final. The girls dominated the final winning 3-0 with the highlight of the final being a Messi style run from the half way line, by Olivia Beatie, beating 3-4 defenders before calming slotting past the keeper to the applause of supporters.
The Under 12 tournament saw Whitehaven continue their fantastic season. Unbeaten in their group games and victory in the semi final saw Whitehaven face Northbank in the final, which was a repeat of the recent u12 County Cup final a few weeks prior. A very close game needed penalties to decide the outcome, with Whitehaven keeping their cool to claim victory! Special mention to Amelia Magonagle, missing from the picture, who had to be rushed to A & E with an eye injury. Get well soon Amelia!
The U14 tournament had a slightly different format and was played as a straight league. Both Whitehaven U14 and U13 teams remained unbeaten on the day but it was the younger U13 team who claimed the trophy by virtue of having won more of their games. Scorers on the day for the U13s were Emi Rudd and Sophie Douglas with special mention to Izzy Foster who's tireless display saw her claim the U13 girl of the tournament award.