November 2021

Tigers Trust Girls' Football Tournament

On Thursday 11th November, students from Withernsea High School travelled to Hull University to take part in a Year 7 and 8 Girls’ Football Tournament.

The tournament took the format of six league matches, with the top two sides in the group progressing to the Quarter Finals.

As always, Mr Mountain (Teacher of Sport) provides the match reports: 

 

WHS vs Kelvin Hall School

"Withernsea first faced Kelvin Hall School and were dominant from the start. With some intense pressure put on the opposition, and a good save from the goalkeeper, Elouise was able to follow up from the rebound to score the first goal of the game.

After a good play from Lillie, Withernsea doubled their lead thanks to another well-taken finish from Elouise who then completed her hat trick with another finish from a rebound.

Meanwhile, Evie, Lauren and Emily were preventing any attacks troubling Megan in goal.

A fourth goal came thanks to another classy finish from Elouise. However, Withernsea were not done there and a fifth goal was soon scored when Lillie dispossessed an opposition midfielder, before setting Elouise free to unselfishly passed the ball across goal to Darcey who capped an exceptional performance by the girls with a calm finish to make it 5 - 0."


WHS vs Hornsea High School & Language College 


"The second game saw Withernsea come up against Hornsea.

This was an excellent encounter, with both sides defending well and creating chances against each other. The first of these fell to Elouise, who was unlucky to see her shot saved.

In goal, Emily made two excellent saves to prevent Hornsea taking the lead. Withernsea bounced back with two chances of their own from Darcey and Elouise. Late on in the game, a fantastic block from Lillie stopped a goal-bound effort from the Hornsea attacker. Full time result: 0-0"

 

WHS vs Archbishop Sentamu Academy 

"Next up, Withernsea faced a strong Archbishop Sentamu side. Our team were not afraid and started the game excellently, creating a few chances and one big opportunity for Elouise where she was unlucky not to score - just hitting the post.

The Archbishop Sentamu team grew more into the game, playing some good football and putting pressure on the defence which saw some great tackles from Evie, Megan and Emily who limited the number of shots on target.

Lauren was working hard in midfield, putting pressure on the opposition, while Darcey and Elouise were a threat to their defence. The pivotal point in this game came when Archbishop Sentamu were awarded a penalty for a handball.

Lillie stood tall to magnificently save the penalty and make a number of great saves, which were recognised by the referee and other teachers spectating. Withernsea held on in the final minutes to keep the score 0 - 0."

 

WHS vs South Hunsley School 

"Withernsea then faced South Hunsley, the eventual winners of the tournament (without conceding a goal), and you could see why - they were a side that passed the ball expertly and scored some excellent team goals, but for the first few minutes Withernsea were giving as much as they got with the referee commenting: “how well you have started against these, they haven't faced this much pressure yet!”.

In the end, Hunsley ran away comfortable winners with a 6 – 0 win, but the effort on display by the Withernsea girls was excellent."

 

WHS vs The Marvell College 

"Withernsea then bounced back from defeat in excellent style against The Marvell College. A strong, fast start saw Lillie score to make the game 1-0. This was then followed up by more impressive play, with some wonderful team-play seeing Lauren score to make it 2-0.

The third goal for Withernsea came in bizarre fashion when Megan, playing in goal, took a goal kick and it deceived everyone to go into the goal (she did not even see it go in!). Withernsea then created further chances, with Darcey unlucky not to score another one or two goals, but the team eventually came away with a 3-0 win."

 

WHS vs Beverley High School 

"The final group game of the day saw Withernsea come up against Beverley High.

Again, this was another competitive and even fixture with both sides creating chances and defending well against each other. The difference in this game came just after the halfway stage of the match when the Beverley striker finished a chance expertly to take a 1-0 lead. Withernsea pushed for an equaliser, but it just wasn’t to be and the game finished 0 - 1."


Overall... 

"Withernsea ended up finishing 5th in a very tight group which saw 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th only separated by two points.

This was a fantastic achievement for the girls who, for some, had never experienced a competitive match before and others that had only started playing eight weeks ago.

The girls also took part in the Tigers Trust Crossbar Challenge, which saw Megan and Lillie both hit the crossbar on their first attempt.

The girls that took part were a credit to the school. Their behaviour and attitude throughout the day was brilliant. Hopefully on the back of this, we will be able to arrange more events/fixtures for the girls."

 

Well done to the following students who took part... 

Darcey Wilson - Year 7 

Elouise Hall - Year 7

Emily Blyth - Year 8

Lillie Ebot-Enomi - Year 8

Lauren Hooley - Year 8

Megan Biglin - Year 8

Evie Ford - Year 8

Emily Knott - Year 8