For the first time this year, The Roseland Academy entered the U12 County Football Tournament, which is a 9 aside knockout cup split into the Eastern & Western Schools. The first round, we were drawn against Poltair. The girls came out victorious winning 4-0 with some excellent displays of attacking football. With their confidence high, the next round saw them travelling to Bodmin where again the girls were victorious by beating them 3-0.
With two games gone, seven goals scored and zero conceded the team were ecstatic as they were now in the eastern final. A long trip away to Callington was the reward. The girls turned up and suddenly became a little nervous, however with their positive team spirit they overcame the nerves and went on to beat Callington 2-1 with goals from Skye & Betty. Again, a fine team performance from all the girls which saw chances at both ends of the pitch.
With this result, The Roseland Academy U12 Girls Football Team became East Cornwall Schools Champions and will now challenge Richard Lander as they were the West Cornwall Schools Champions. Unfortunately, the County Final was a year too soon as the girls came up against a very strong and experienced Richard Lander Team at Wadebridge Football Club in the County Final. The final result was Richard Lander 6, The Roseland Academy 1 with a goal from Josie. The girls are extremely proud of their accomplishment and are looking forward to next year’s competition already.
A Huge well done from everyone at The Roseland!
Match Report by Mr Avery.