Under 12 Girls Triumph Again!

June 2, 2011 · Filed Under Club News, Upton FC - Girls Football 

The u12 girl’s epic season continued today, they travelled to Liverpool to play in the Reece Jones memorial trophy and came home victorious. It was a very competitive contest with Upton recording a draw in the 1st 3 games, after lunch it all clicked and superb goals from Elizabeth Sullivan, Emily Sullivan and Emma Johnson secured our first 3 points, we went into the last game needing a win to reach the final, we edged into the lead in the second half and some great defending from the very cool Libby Boulger, supported by (captain for the day) Morgan Mayes and younger sister Taylor Mayes who worked hard and kept the opposition out. Top midfielder Jessica Farrell also deserves a mention for her effort and work rate through out the day linking up beautifully with the other players. The Final was a very tight game, Upton struck 1st through Shannon Navarro who made no mistake from 5 yards, however we went to penalties when St Annes equalised with minutes to go.The game went to penalties (3 each) Emma coolly struck a hard low shot into the corner, the goal keepers came out on top for the rest, the last save was met by 9 screaming Upton players running to congratulate Emily for a terrific save which meant we had won the Reece Jones memorial trophy 2-1, which has rounded off a phenomenal year for the girls. Well done to all the players who have put Upton Girls firmly on the Merseyside map, their skill and behaviour throughout the day was exemplary, they are a credit to the club and their parents

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