Sully School Girls win Cardiff schools football tournament

WINNERS! Sully School girls after winning their first competitive tournament

WINNERS! Sully School girls after winning their first competitive tournament

First published in Sport

SULLY school girls are celebrating after winning their first ever competitive tournament.

On Friday, March 28, ten Sully Primary School pupils from Years 5 and 6 played in the annual Bryn Hafod Primary School, Llanrumney Girls Football Tournament.

The event included 20 teams, Sully School being the only non-Cardiff School taking part.

Sully Girls played four group games, winning their first match, 5- 0.

Despite dominating the second group match a couple of lapses in concentration saw the girls lose 1-2 after leading the game at half time.

Picking up where they left off in their first match they won 5-0 and 4-0 in there their and fourth group games.

The girls qualified for the quarter finals as runners-up in their group.

In the quarter finals they met the hosting team, Bryn Hafod, coached by the event organiser, Matthew Normansell.

This was a close affair and the tension was nail biting, Sully coming out narrow winners with a 1-0 victory.

Progressing to the semi-final, Sully then met Rhiwbina, but Sully Girls were in fine form, dominating possession and now playing with real confidence. A Zoe Smith hat-trick secured a comfortable 3-0 win. There was shouts of delight from the girls as they realised they had made the final in their first ever competitive tournament.

Sully met Rhydypennau and the attacking flair the girls had shown in the semi-final continued as the girls now seemed to be enjoying the majority of possession. The defence was also holding firm and at half time the score was 1-0 to Sully after a goal from Niamh Murray.

In the second half Sully continued to press for a second goal but Rhydypennau were now working hard at seeking an equaliser. This is where all the girls dug deep in all positions and with four minutes still to go, Ellie Gunney scored for Sully to much relief for Mrs Waddindton, the Sully Teacher, and supporting parents.

With the pressure off, the girls were now dominating possession and a last minute goal from Zoe Smith finished the match with a stylish 3-0 victory to claim the winner’s trophy.

In total Sully had scored 22 goals across across games, conceding only two goals and keeping six clean sheets.

A special thank you must go to the event organiser, Matthew Normansell, and staff of Bryn Hafod Primary.

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