Congratulations to the U16 girls´ football team, who won the County Cup with a convincing 8-1 win against Northallerton College.
The two teams had conceded only one goal between them on their way to the final, so a tight game was expected. However, the King James´s girls were on the offensive from the kick-off, hitting the post in the first minute. In a dominant opening, Emily Topham was the first to score when she latched onto a through ball and finished smartly. Kirstie Hunt soon made it two when she took a pass from Catherine Ganley to sneak a shot past the keeper. Probing runs from Abby Parkinson and Zoe Hillier kept the Northallerton defence busy, while Molly Evans, Beccy Corcoran, Jenna Edmonds and Catherine were solid at the back, leaving Jayde Latimer in goal to expertly clean up the few chances that got through. Before half-time, Ellie Crabtree was on hand to make the score 3-0 to King James´s.
In the second half, a goal to Northallerton was sandwiched between two more goals from Emily Topham. Molly Bowlas was brought on to keep the defence solid while Abbie Sayers brought some new energy and drive into midfield before Shauna De Waard made the game secure with a looping shot past the keeper. Emily then went on to score two more goals against a tiring and disheartened Northallerton team to top off a great performance from the King James´s champions.
Well done girls!