Well done to Miss Greaves and her Year 7 Girls 5 a-side Football team who have upheld a strong tradition at Walton High by winning the MK Schools Tournament hosted here on the Powerleague pitches.
It is a particularly good competition to win, as it ensures qualification to the County Games at Stoke Mandeville in July.
The girls had to play five group games - winning three and drawing two. Finishing runners up in the group meant having to play Sir Herbert Leon, who had topped their group, in the Semi-Final. That was a very tight affair and was settled on a penalty shoot-out, with our goalkeeper Natasha saving a penalty to put our team into the Final.
The Final was against Shenley Brook End. Walton High went 2-0 up fairly quickly and conceded a consolation goal for the opposition just before the end, eventually winning 2-1. That was a great result against a familiar foe and Miss Greaves and the girls were delighted with the victory.
Natasha was voted Players’ Player and Miss Greaves chose Lily as Manager’s Player for a brilliant performance as a lone defender.
The team were Sofie, Ruby, Lily, Melody, Tia, Natasha, Selina and Jasmine.