Wyrley Juniors Under-16s girls had two very successful weekends at tournaments.
In the club’s own Wyrley 7s they captured the cup for the fourth year in a row with a performance in the final that showed great resilience.
Two of their teams made the semi finals in a tough age group that included two teams from Port Vale and the Heath Hayes team, which was predominantly made up of Stoke Centre of Excellence players. The Blacks team, made up of Cath Davis, Amy Marshall, Saffron, Emily Quimby, Charlotte Pritchard, Nad Bunce and Laura Cumberlege, went out in the semi-final after a 3-1 defeat to Heath Hayes.
The Whites team, made up of Nia Jay, Emily Downes, Lottie Howells, Jemma Clews, Rachel Hall, Hayley Turner, Jemma Clews, Beth Crook and Jess Brookes, made the final after beating Port Vale Ladies.
The final ended 0-0 after extra time, courtesy of a couple of fine saves from Nia Jay. Wyrley had chances early doors with Rachel Hall spurning a simple chance from close range.
In the penalty shoot-out Hayley Turner and Beth Crook scored with confidence before Nia Jay pulled off two great saves to secure the cup, again.
In the Rubery Tournament the girls were missing five of their usual starters through holidays.
Both teams made the semi-final stages but were unlucky to meet each other. The Whites made it through courtesy of a hotly disputed penalty by Emily Quimby. The final against Solihull Borough was a disappointment, with Solihull coming out victorious 1-0 after extra time.
Wyrley Girls are recruiting for three under-10s and one under-11s teams for next season. Phone 07836 202764.