U12 Girls Football Win the Sutton Cup Final
On Wednesday 3rd April the U12 Girls football team played against Glenthorne in the Sutton Cup Final.
Cheam got off to an excellent start. Within minutes, Mia had a throw and the ball landed in the goal area for Millie to take on their keeper with a strike which sailed into the top right hand corner of the net. Cheam had a good defensive team with Rebecca in goal, Anja, Becca, Emma and Abi, the back four who controlled the game throughout. In the 18th minute Mae was fouled; Mia took a long range free kick which went over their defence and the goalkeeper’s head to score a magnificent goal. Just before half time Mae, Anja gave way for Ella and Josephine and Sophie R came on for injured Becca. The half time score was 2-0 to Cheam.
At the start of the second half Abi swapped with Sophie L in the midfield. Cheam were playing downhill and with Georgie and Mia putting the pressure on, Cheam had the majority of the possession. When Glenthorne had a chance to attack, Rebecca was ready and waiting to protect her goal. Halfway through the second half Mia took a corner and the ball landed on the penalty spot for Emma to head in the goal making it 3-0. Just minutes before the final whistle Cheam had a throw and Mia hurled the ball to Millie who then smashed it over their keeper’s head making the final score 4-0 and a well-deserved victory. Well done to all the U12s for winning the Sutton Cup - the first time for this age group.
Player of the Match: Millie
Goal Scorers: Millie (2), Mia (1) and Emma (1)