Sunday 7 October 2018
On a gorgeously sunny autumnal day, Charterhouse hosted the annual U18 and U15 ISFA Girls’ Seven-a-Side tournament again this year, with expectations of the home side doing well raised slightly from the previous year when the team lost in the quarter-finals.
Although it took the girls a little time to get going against the Worth School, once the first goal went in, nerves were settled. Although the second goal effectively killed the game, conceding a late goal was the only slight on the game. Against local rivals, St Catherine’s of Bramley, an almost identical performance was put in, however, it was clear that the performances were getting better. So much so, that during the third match against King Alfred of London, some of the “starting” players were able to be rest in preparation for the toughest game of the day so far against King’s College, Taunton. In a match that would ultimately see who topped the group, a see-sawing match ended with the King’s running out close winners in match which saw chances going begging for the host side. This was indeed a shame as it meant that Charterhouse would play eventual winners, ACS Cobham (who beat King’s in the final) in the quarter-finals, a school with a strong history of girls’ football.
Thanks must go to Ian Bent and his ISFA team for putting together a well-run tournament, the referees, and also our on-site crew of Security, Catering, the Grounds Team, and Domestic Services for all the work that goes on behind the scenes. Plans are already in place for next year’s event which Charterhouse will again host.
Photograph by RWT Photography
Charterhouse Pool Matches:
v Worth School Won 2-1
v St Catherine’s, Bramley Won 2-1
v King Alfred School, London Won 2-0
v Kings’ College, Taunton Lost 1-2
v ACS, Cobham Lost 1-5