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Tournament Roundup & Results

posted 6 Jul 2015, 04:57 by Web Admin   [ updated 6 Jul 2015, 06:49 ]

There were Watford Teams entering tournaments all over this weekend. 

The Chris Brooks Hemel Sevens - Saturday 4th July

Under 11 Hornets
It was almost the perfect tournament for the the Under 11 Hornets who, coming up against players a year older than them, won every match on the way to the final without conceding a single goal.
They unfortunately ended up as runners up losing 2-nil in the final. Well done girls!. A great achievement!

Under 15 Hornets & Wasps

There were 2 representative teams from our club in the u15/16 group. The Hornets and The Wasps

With one team dropping out it was a simple 4 team group with top 2 reaching the final.

As fate would have it, the first game of the day was between both the Watford sides. This was a juicy match up with both teams forgetting their club loyalties for a 20 minute period.
The Hornets were creating the most chances with the Wasps defending valiantly throughout the game and creating some chances of their own.
With 2 minutes left of the game, the Hornets defended a corner well and broke away to catch the wasps on the counter attack and slotted home to break the deadlock.
Final score WLFC Hornets 1 WLFC Wasps 0

The next 2 games for both teams all went the way of Watford. The Hornets beating Harvesters 1-0, the Wasps beating Aspley Guise 2-0 followed by The Hornets knocking Aspley Guise for 7 and Wasps overcoming Harvesters 4-1

The Hornets topped the group with 9 points whilst the Wasps finished 2nd with 6 and both went straight through to contest the All Watford final.

With The Hornets wanting to end the tournament unbeaten and The Wasps out for revenge from the opening match, this was sure to be an even juicier match up.

The Wasps took the lead within the first 5 minutes and battled hard to keep pressuring every ball. The Hornets were determined to get back into the game and kept pushing for an equaliser.  Neat passing and moving made it difficult for The Wasps to get the ball back but some great goalkeeping allowed them to win possession back. 
The mounting pressure soon paid off as just before half time The Hornets got their goal.
Half time 1-1

The second half started as the first and the pressure kept coming from both teams. The Wasps were resilient but now were passing better and creating much more chances. Nevertheless, The Hornets skill showed and with some very neat play, played 3 passes and shot from just outside the box into the right of the goal and took the lead.

The Wasps weren't giving up. There was 4 minutes left of this eventful final and they were going to make every one count and with a long ball played through the middle and the striker played the ball passed the defender and smashed into the top corner. The score was 2-2 and that's how it ended.

No extra time in this tournament so straight to penalties where the Wasps triumphed 4-3.

What a great testament to girls football and to Watford Ladies FC, showing their ever growing presence and success.

Well done to both the teams for the sportsmanship, courage and passion showed throughout a thrilling day.

It was an ALL-Watford Final in the Under15/16 category of the Chris Brooks Hemel Sevens tournament with the Wasps eventually winning the shootout

Maidenhead Boys & Girls FC Tournament - Sunday 5th July

Sunday saw the Under 13 Harts travel to the annual Maidenhead boys & girls club 6-a-side tournament to defend their title that had been won twelve months previously. 

Two wins & two draws in the group stage saw the girls narrowly finish runners up in group B on goals scored, ensuring qualification to the quarter final stage.

A very tight quarter final was only decided by a Georgia Knott wonder goal. 

The semi-final saw the girls prevail in a penalty shootout after the game remained goalless.

An early goal in the final gave the girls a lead that they never looked like relinquishing. In fact the girls did not concede a single goal in the tournament.

Title successfully defended was a great way to end a fabulous season for the girls – well done everyone.