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Wolves Girls Champions!

Posted by lee on May 20, 2013

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Back Row (from L to R) - Hope, Connie, Gemma (GK), Matt (Manager), Janaiah, Charlotte
Front Row (from L to R) - Keely, Kat, Megan (C), Iman, Ellie

Maypole Girls U12's have ended the season on a high after winning the Wolverhampton Wanderers Community Cup. The end of season tournament was organised by Wolves community trust, who support a variety of projects funded by the Premier League or Football League Trust. The tournament was played on the hallowed turf of Molineux with the pitch devided into 4 separate 7v7 pitches. The surface was superb and the girls thrived on the experience of playing within such a large stadium.  

The final was played between Maypole F.C and Marston Green. It proved to be a nervy start to the match, with chances at either end but our defence stayed firm, with some strong and well organised defending.  The game was turning into a battle in midfield but we stepped up and bossed the central area , releasing some good through passes to wingers and strikers as we slowly gained in confidence.  Then, just before half time, Maypole nicked the opening goal. Captain for the day Megan Kempson-Mayo opened the scoring for Maypole, with a great finish which left the opposition goalkeeper no chance. Maypole were determined to keep Marston Green at bay throughout the second half and almost added a second towards the end of the game. As it stood the solitary goal was all that was needed and Maypole Girls U-12's were crowned champions.  

The Girls were also invited to play in the U-14's due to the lack of teams in that category.  Playing against girls 2 age groups ahead may have seemed a daunting task to most, but the girls raised there game once more. After going unbeaten until the final game where the girls narrowly lost 1-0. We eventually finished runners up, only to lose in a penalty shoot out where we hit the woodwork no less than 6 times!  

The girls received their trophy at a ceremony at the end, walking the steps of the Billy Wright stand to collect their prize. The day was further enhanced when Maypole goalkeeper Gemma Potter was selected as player of the tournament, voted by the Wolves community trust volunteers.  

The girls also experienced a stadium tour which involved sitting in the home dressing room, visiting the directors box and taking a press conference in the press room.  

All players involved should be very proud of their efforts and commitment on the day. They certainly left their mark and really did make other spectators talk about Maypole's efforts in both competitions. It was a great experience for them and one I'm sure they will remember for years to come.  

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The girls are in the dressing room, receiving their tactics and formation from the manager. Aided in no small part by Maypoles mascot for the day, Amelia.