Girls' Football

Year 9 and 10 Girls' 7 aside Tournament

 The girls took part in the annual 7 aside tournament and competed against four other teams.

They got off to a great start against a resolute Wyvern Academy. Caisey Lee and Freya Wilson kept the pressure on from the back whilst Sophie Sparrow Woods got the decisive goal to win 1-0.

Hummersknott then played a very good Polam side and after going 1-0 down scored late through Hattie Raine to draw 1-1.

The girls managed a 2-0 win against St Aidans with goals from Hattie and Caisey. This set up a final game against Longfield, with the winners winning the tournament. Longfield had beaten the girls to the trophy the past two years. It was a tight game with Catherine Wilson making some excellent saves and Layna Chang, Amy Caton and Lana Harris working tirelessly to keep Longfield at bay. The game was won by Sophie as she smashed the ball towards goal and the ball deflected into the net, winning the game 1-0.

The Hummersknott team worked extremely well as a team and ended up winning the tournament by just 1 point.

Girls team: Catherine Wilson, Freya Wilson, Caisey Lee, Hattie Raine, Lana Harris, Amy Caton, Layna Chang, Sophie Sparrow Woods

Special thanks to our Year 10 boys who were the referees for the tournament: Andrew Ormerod, Nathan Wilson, Alex Neasham, Matthew Coward

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Year 7 and 8 Girls' Football Festival

Last night saw 10 teams from seven Darlington Schools competing for the annual Year 7 & 8 girls 7aside football tournament hosted by Hummersknott Academy.

Hummersknott Year 7 team were entered into Group A and did fantastically well in their first competitive tournament. The team drew their first game against a strong St Aidan’s side with Ruby Singh performing extremely well. Tia Clapham was the stand out performer in their second game, unfortunately a narrow 1-0 defeat to Education Village. The Year 7’s then played Longfield and thanks to a brilliant goal by Isabel Hayman won 1-0. Their final game was against Wyvern Academy, which they narrowly lost 1-0. Overall the girls played some excellent football and finished 4th in their group.

A special thank you to the Year 8 students Ruby Singh and Macy Kelly for playing for the Year 7 team and helping them along with their first tournament for Hummersknott.   Year 7 team:- Iona Grey, Eva Nunn, Isabel Hayman, Tia Clapham, Alexa Hixon, Karla Chang, Ruby Singh and Macy Kelly


Hummersknott Year 8 team
The Year 8’s put together a strong side and got off to a great start in Group B with a couple of great goals by Elisha Wright in a 3-0 victory over another St Aidan’s side. They followed this up with 0-0 draws against Longfield and Carmel with Megan Tunstall and Alexia Linck the stand out performers. The girls won their final group game 2-0 against Polam to send them through to the semi-finals in second place.

Semi-finals saw the girls play an unbeaten St Aidans side. The game was close and went all the way to penalties. Lydia Burton made a great save to allow Elisha Wright to score the deciding penalty and send the girls through to the final.

The year 8’s played Longfield in the final who are a team the girls have played previously and never beaten. The game was looking like another penalty shootout until Eve Finch did brilliantly to drag the ball back and set up Megan Tunstall to fire the ball into the net and win the game 1-0.  All of the girls played brilliantly all evening and thanks to excellent defending did not concede a goal all evening.
Year 8 team:-  Lydia Burton, Holly Calloway, Sara De Silva, Elisha Wright, Lilly Edwards, Alexia Linck, Summer Spibey, Megan Tunstall and Eve Finch

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Under 14 County Cup

The girls played Cardinal Hume School in the under 14’s County Cup.

It was a tough game for the girls, all the students played well but unfortunately were beaten final score 5-2 to Cardinal Hume.
There were two good goals by Jessica Knight and Megan Mannick and great performances by Cath Wilson in goal and Megan Mannick and Caisey Lee in defence.
Well done to all.

The squad consisted of:

Yr 8: Hattie Raine, Lana Harris, Jess Burnham, Freya Wilson, Lauren Poynter, Lana Chang, Jessica Knight

Yr9: Caisey Lee, Megan Mannick, Cath Wilson, Cerys Burnside, Sophie Sparrow-Woods


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Y9 and Y10 7 a-side

The Y9 and Y10 football team played in the 7a-side tournament on 18 October against four other schools. The girls played extremely well only losing their final game to a very strong Longfield team, who were the eventual winners. Team members were Caisey Lee, Megan Mannick, Catherine Wilson, Amy Atkinson, Cerys Burnside, Sophie Sparrow Woods, Katie Taylor, Neeve Pulford

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Y7 and Y8 7 a-side

Y7 and 8 girls competed in the  7 a-side tournament last night hosted by Hummersknott Academy.  Nine teams competed in the tournament from schools in the town.

Our Y7 team topped their closely contested group with Summer Spibey scoring three great goals.  Also the Y8 team finished second in their group going unbeaten.  As a result the two teams played each other in the semi finals. The game was extremely tight and was eventually won on penalties by the Y8 team.  Unfortunately the Y8 team went on to lose the final to a strong Longfield team.

All of the girls played some excellent football and really enjoyed themselves.  A special thank you to our team managers - Hannah Luke (Yr11) Y7 team manager and
Chloe Ryan (Yr11) Y8 team manager.

Referees Oscar Taylor (yr10) George Storey and Daniel Simkiss (yr11)

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