On Wednesday (14 August) The Gap U16 Div 1 Girls came back from a goal down against Ipswich Knights to win 6–1, and in doing so, secured the Division 1 Premiership for 2019.
Wednesday’s win also maintained the team’s perfect record – played 14, won 14 – and with two games still to play they are now focussed on continuing this amazing winning streak, aiming to end the regular season with a 100% record and maximum points before heading into the finals.
The girls have scored 96 times in those 14 games, including a 9–1 demolition of the second placed team, who up until that point had also won all of their games. Five players have so far achieved double figures for goals – Georgie Hine (15), Olivia Stanley (13), Ellie Brockwell (10), Hannah Milner (10) and Laura Donaldson (10) – whilst at the other end, the meanest defence in the division has conceded only 9 goals.
All fantastic achievements, along with the fact that six of the squad are actually playing up a year, and they’ve also had to borrow from the talented U14 Girls team on a couple of occasions when they’ve been short (thanks Genevieve and Eden)!
Congratulations girls on winning the league and bringing the club its first silverware of the 2019 season. We look forward to watching and supporting you in the finals.