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The Basildon Academies


Under 13's Football Tournament

At the beginning of November our Lower Academy Girls Football team took part in a 6-a-side Under 13’s Football Tournament organised by Southend United FC.

In the group stages the girl’s team won 3 of their opening 5 games, beating teams from Belfair’s Academy, Chase High School and St Martins School. The girls finished runners up in their group, progressing to a play-off game against Woodlands School to determine which team would finish 3rd or 4th.

In a nail biting game the girls were 1-0 down at half time but in dramatic fashion Caitlin Duffy scored an equalising goal moments from the final whistle. The game was to be decided via a penalty shoot-out. To cap off a fantastic day between the sticks Grace Gordon saved 4 penalties to secure a fantastic victory and to seal 3rd place overall.