U14 Girls played Trojans on Sunday 13th of October on a damp and over cast morning.
Although with only 10 players and a number of U12s playing up they battled well and for the first third of the game the possession was 50/50 . Romsey were moving the ball well in midfield with Katie, Zoe and Eva working well as a team and threatening in attack on several occasions.
In Defence Harriett , Eliza and Hannah were keeping things tight at the back and Keeper Neve was using her feet well to block out Trojan attacks.
Into the second third Romseys confidence grew and forwards, Isobel and Imogen pressed the Trojans defence to great effect springing counter attack after counter attack. On one such attack Imogen broke to the back post to collect a well weighted pass and calmly finish through the keepers legs 1-0! Romsey.
As the game progressed Trojans upped the pressure and Romsey had to be resolute , katie dropped back to help the defence to great effect and Rosanna made a crucial interception in the D after a short corner.
Romsey remained strong and finished the match as worthy winners 1-0.
Player of the match – Katie – a fine midfield performance.
Well done to all girls for a super display and well deserved victory.
Almost 100 junior members, their families, coaches and managers enjoyed a great celebration of the season on Saturday afternoon at Romsey School.
Everyone, parents included, were divided into team and they played a fun round robin tournament with a few special rules. No one could tackle a mini unless you were a mini yourself and extra points were given to each team by the umpires for sportsmanship at the end of each game.
In the end Rufus’s team pipped Noah’s side to the title and the winners enjoyed a box of chocolates to celebrate!
After the games came the BBQ, chef’s Simeon and Jo Field, Rex and Linda Taylor, Pete O’Hara and Clare Cooper coped brilliantly with demand and much food and drink was consumed. Thank you to everyone else that assisted and those that brought along the cakes.
To finish the season awards were given to each age group for their Player of the Season and their Most Improved Player. The winners were as follows:
|2019 Player of the Season||2019 Most Improved Player|
|U8 Boys||Zach Woodgate-Jones||Hamish Nicholson|
|U8 Girls||Cherry Cadge||Grace Gomarsall|
|U10 Boys||Jake Attfield||Ben Gladstone|
|U10 Girls||Caitlin Jupp||Clara Fuller|
|U12 Boys||Rupert Willes||Tom Westmore|
|U12 Girls||Katie Butson||Eliza Herbert|
|U14 Boys||Lorne Thomson||Harry Garton|
|U14 Girls||Hannah Procter||Sadie Franklin|
|U16 Boys||Rob Budden||Rufus Taylor|
|U16 Girls||Alex Orak||Jess Grout|
The Bonham Cup for the Most Improved Junior Player was awarded to Alex Orak who has excellent both in the junior section and playing for the ladies – she has gone from ladies 4s to end the season playing for the ladies 1s.
The Junior Club Person of the Year was awarded to Noah Cooper who, despite not doing Duke Of Edinburgh, still turned up to assist in coaching the minis every Sunday morning during the season. Well done, and thank you Noah.