After winning the title of North Devon Champions earlier this month, The Ilfracombe Academy U14’s Girls Football team took on the best teams from across Devon this week to compete for the County title.
The round robin tournament saw the girls play seven games in total with six wins, one draw and not one goal conceded.
Grace Palmer, Megan Palmer and Aleasha Chater were commanding and decisive at the back leaving goalkeeper, Lily Mills, untroubled in the main but when needed she too showed bravery and had great handling of the ball. The midfield was dominated in each game by Lucy Reed (Captain), Yazzy Proctor, Shae Miles, Tao Holloway and Connie Turner. Lucy Reed bagged herself two goals through the tournament most memorably when she ran through the entire opposition team to strike the ball fiercely into the bottom corner. The main striker for the team was Rudy Bucknall who showed her outstanding ability by finishing top goal scorer with four goals. The highlight of all the games was Rudy’s volley from the half way line which sailed over the goalkeepers head into the back of the net! It was a great day out for the girls who demonstrated great sportsmanship as well as talent and passion for the game and a proud moment as they were crowned County Champions.
Star Player: Rudy Bucknall
Goal Scorers: Rudy Bucknall 4, Lucy Reed 2, Yazzy Proctor 1, Connie Turner 1