On the 28th February at St Bedes, the girls’ football Competition was held on a wet, cold evening but our girls were determined to do our school proud and qualify for the finals night.
In the lead up to the tournament, the girls had trained really hard and were ready to show the other schools what they had in their locker. With 17 schools taking part, which were split into four groups, the top two teams from each group would progress into the finals night. Shadsworth got off to the best possible start against St Edwards by winning 1-0. The next three games all played out to a goalless draw, playing against, St Francis, Audley and the winners of the league, St Pauls. We came second with 6 points and progressed into the finals. The girls played really well, not conceding a goal in any of the four games but work was needed in front of goal.
Finals night. The girls were nervous and were determined to go well in the competition. 8 teams were split into two groups of four, and the top two teams qualify into the semis. Our first two games saw us up against Longshaw and Redeemer. It was the same story from the previous rounds, defended brilliantly but they just couldn’t score, both games ended 0-0. It was a big ask in our last game, up against the competition favourite, Cedars. We battled hard but unfortunately we lost the game 2-0 which meant we finished third in the table. However, the girls did the school proud, fantastic effort from them all.