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Charles Darwin School

U13 girls win Kent Cup

The U13 girls’ team beat Highworth Grammar School, Ashford in the Kent Cup Final at Bromley Football Club on Friday 9 March to become County Champions for 2018.

“The girls had shown a mixture of nerves and excitement all day and this grew as they walked out of the tunnel onto the first team pitch at Bromley FC, with over 100 supporters cheering them on,” said Miss Alice Curwood, one of the team coaches. 

“Early on the game was tight, we took an early lead through captain Izzy Franklin after a penalty was awarded for an opponent’s hand ball, but it was short lived with Highworth quickly equalising. Emma Spear scored her first goal of the night a few minutes later, but Highworth responded well again, making it 2-2,” explained Miss Curwood. “Our girls grew into the game, scoring two goals in quick succession from Emma Spear and Nanci-Mae Powley, to go into half time with a 4-2 lead.”

Both teams started the second half well and there were chances at both ends. Emma Spear completed her hat-trick to increase the lead for Charles Darwin School. This was followed by a Highworth own goal after significant pressure from Charles Darwin School and the game finished 6-2.

“It was a well-deserved victory, after an outstanding performance by all of our girls,” continued Miss Curwood. “This is the first time in six years we have become County Cup Champions and it was a fantastic occasion the girls will always remember. Thank you to everyone who came to support the team—the volume from the crowd provided a real boost.”

The team will be looking to make it a double cup winning season when they play in the Bromley Cup Final on Monday 23rd April, 6:00pm at Bromley FC.