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Under 16 Girls

October 3rd 2016
Worcestershire U16 girls made the journey to Leicestershire on Wednesday evening to play in their first County fixture of the 2016/17 season.

This game would prove to be a good opportunity for the new additions to the squad to experience the pace and physicality required to play at this level of representative football.

Worcestershire started the match very brightly with lots of energy and bags of spirit, closing down and pressing their opponents in many areas of the pitch. Unfortunately the early hard work and endeavour did not pay off as the strong Leicestershire team featuring a couple of full England Internationals and a number of RTC Tier 1 players scored two early goals to take the lead. Worcestershire showing great character soon gained a precious foothold in the game with a well deserved goal to reduce the deficit. The ball was played behind the two Leicestershire central defenders to Jade Grove who with pace and power was able to muscle her way through and finish with ease to make the score 2-1 at the half time break.

At half time Leicestershire re grouped and the second period became fiercely contested until as the final quater of the match approached Leicestershire scored once again to make it 3-1.
Worcestershire were stung into life and immediately responded with another goal coming from our big number 9 Jade Grove - her second of the evening, who managed to beat and wrong foot a defender before slotting the second goal passed the goalkeeper.

The final score ended at 4-2 to Leicestershire in a thrilling game which Worcestershire deserved to get more out of. Overall it was a great performance from all the girls but with special mentions to the wide play and work of Rebbecca Gompertz which caused problems to our opponents all evening and

Finally thanks for the fantastic support from parents who made the journey.We all are now looking forward to building on this result and taking the many positives into our next game.
January 22nd 2015
Worcestershire v Shropshire

 

It was Worcestershire County’s first match of the new year and the first since the team had returned back from The Disney Showcase in Florida. The atmosphere before the game was confident and the spirit high following the successful America trip which bonded the team together. Ten minutes before kick-off as normal with our county matches the weather changed, temperature dropped and it started to snow.

Worcestershire started off the first half really well pushing Shropshire County back into their own half. Worcestershire took control of the game winning the midfield battles with strong play and tackling from Zoe Clarke and Maisie Farr who held the ball up and played some clever through balls to Catherine Vose and Ella Stokes who the Shropshire defence struggled to handle. Worcestershire were on top and started to cause real problems for the Shropshire defence with quick movement out wide from Ella Stokes and Catherine Vose it would only be a matter of time before we scored. The first goal came from a brilliant ball down the line from Zoe Clarke who found Catherine Vose in space who attacked the Shropshire goal and with a fantastic first touch took the ball into the box and slotted the ball past the keeper “GREAT GOAL”.  Shropshire tried to get back into the game after the goal but struggled because every time Worcestershire felt any danger Holly Bartleet or Leannah Rayment would step in and take the ball away from them. Worcestershire looked good all across the pitch winning any loose balls and 50/50 tackles and also Shropshire found it hard to contain our left back Lucy Dovey who not only was defending well but starting so many attacks down the left with her desire to get forward. The first half came to an end with the Worcestershire girls knowing they could and should have scored more goals but deserved to be winning at halftime.

The second half started with a few positional changes for both teams and straight from the start Shropshire started to take control of the game. Shropshire for the first twenty minutes had most of the play and it was only for the great tackling and reading of the game from Tegan Trowbridge, Lucy Dover and Cerys Dolloway would have scored. The game looked like it was starting to go away from Worcestershire but then the coach moved Zoe Clarke and Leannah Rayment back into midfield and with the energy of Kerstin Ballard started to take the game back into Worcestershire control. Worcestershire had more chances to score from Kirstin Ballard and Zoe Clarke but with about fifteen minutes to play a break through the middle from Zoe Clarke whose lifted pass hit the back of the Shropshire defender and fell into the path of Megan Jones who drilled her shot past the keeper giving her no chance. Shropshire had a final push to get into the game and with their best attack of the night forced the Worcestershire keeper Ellie Baker to make a world class save stopping Shropshire from getting any ideas of making a comeback. The game came to an end with a fully deserved win for Worcestershire girls.

Another great night of football from the Worcestershire girls who played really well and backed each other up at Littleton FC. Worcestershire had some really good performances tonight from Cerys Dolloway, Tegan Trowbridge and Lucy Dovey in defence made well timed tackles and their desire to move forward helping to start and support attacking play. Leannah Rayment and Holly Bartlett who held their positions all night and put in some great challenges in allowing our forwards to push and play. Maisie Farr and Zoe Clarke with their quick feet, strong tackling and good passing controlled the midfield and not forgetting our two goal scorers Catherine Voss and Megan Jones.

Next game for the girls is at home against a very good Staffordshire County side on the 2nd February at Nunnery Wood High School but with a good result would put Worcestershire County in a good position to qualify for the Midlands play offs. On a final note the girls would like to say a big thank you to Gary, Jen, Fran and Carly for giving up your time and arranging such a good American trip.

November 26th 2014
Shropshire  v Worcestershire

Worcestershire were again the visitors for the latest game against Shropshire County at Thomas Telford School. Following the recent wind and rain the game was never in doubt
as the match was due to be played on a 3G pitch so all the girls were looking
forward to tonight’s game. For the second game on the trot the changing room
before the match had a confident feel about it and with some current tunes
blasting out the girls were buzzing before kick-off which was also helped with
the return of Agata Polanska after her horrific injury last time out.

Worcestershire started off the game at a quick pace having most of the play and after five minutes the first chance fell to Zoe Clarke who picked up the ball in the centre
of the pitch and ran through the midfield and from about 25 yards out hit her
shot with real venom giving the goalkeeper no chance. Worcestershire now one
goal up and in real control of the game with good pressing play down the left
from Ella Stokes and Lucy Dovey kept the Shropshire side in their own half of
the pitch. Worcestershire started to play some real nice football with Zoe
Clarke, Jess Suthard, Catherine Vose and Polly Bradstock all winning their
individual battles with either their speed, strength or ball control it was
only a matter of time before another goal would come. The Shropshire keeper to
her credit was in fine form saving shot after shot from Catherine Voss who
could have scored two or three goals if not for the Shropshire keeper but ten
minutes from halftime a great through ball from Jess Suthard found Zoe Clarke in
space again and from 25 yards out shot with real power giving the keeper no
chance again. The first half shortly came to an end and Worcestershire were two
goals up and well worth the lead.

The second half started with Worcestershire still in full control with Jenny
Jacksons attacking play down the right creating chances for Jess Suthard and
Catherine Voss but as the game went on Shropshire started to come back into the
game with some of the girls starting to look tired. The game started to go end
to end and get stretched but Worcestershire still had the best of the chances
with the Shropshire keeper denying Zoe Clarke on two occasions scoring her hat
trick. Shropshire with twenty minutes left scored and started to push a tired
Worcestershire team back forcing Ellie Baker in the Worcestershire goal to pull
off some last ditch saves and Tegan Trowbridge and Agata Polanska playing in
defence with some match winning tackles. With five minutes to go and the mist
starting to fall both Zoe Clarke and Jess Suthard had to leave the pitch with
cramp which made it even harder for Worcestershire as they missed their
physical presents. Worcestershire held on with some last minute tackles and
saves and fully deserved the win.



Another great night of football from the Worcestershire girls who looked and played as
a team.  Worcestershire had some good performances from Jess Suthard who was asked to play in a position that she had not played in before, Catherine Voss , Polly Bradstock and Zoe Clarke with her two goals really made the difference on the night. Just a special mention to Gary and Jenny regarding the pre-match music, next time so you don’t feel left out the girls have decided to play some music from your era like Elvis, Buddy
Holly or maybe S Club 7.

October 6th 2014

Staffordshire v Worcestershire

Our first match of the County season was away to Staffordshire County. There was a
confident buzz around the changing room before the game with the look of a real
strong Worcestershire team and with the pitch, weather and crowd outside it was
looking promising for a great night of football ahead.

Worcestershire started off the game really well pushing Staffordshire back into their own
half. The first chance of the half fell to the Worcestershire fullback Zoe
Clarke who with a powerful run down the wing cut in and her shot just went
wide. Worcestershire took control of the game winning the midfield battle with
Abby Bevan, Holly Bartleet and Leannah Rayment all winning their individual
battles in the centre. It was only time before Worcestershire would score with
the powerful play from the fullbacks and our midfield in control feeding some
clever through balls for Olivia Mitcham to run on to with her electric pace.
Staffordshire won a throw about 20 yards away from the Worcestershire goal and
with no real threat from the throw the ball was hit high and looped over Abi
Senior who had no chance to save in the Worcestershire goal. Worcestershire
started to push Staffordshire back again with strong play down the left and
centre of the pitch which resulted in a flurry of free kicks being given. Zoe Clarke’s
second chance of the game came from a free kick 30 yards out which she took and
rocked the crossbar with. The first half came to an end with Staffordshire a
goal to the good but Worcestershire’s heads never dropped as they went back
into the changing room feeling a little unlucky not to be going in level.

The second half started with a few positional changes and straight from the start
Worcestershire took control of the game and minutes later a pass from Catherine
Vose put Olivia Mitcham in on goal and she calmly finished making the game all
square. Staffordshire raised their game and for the first time started pushing
Worcestershire back. The next goal came down the Worcestershire right with a
great shot from Ellie Burton which rocketed into the Worcestershire net. Both
teams knew that the next goal would be the most important of the match and
Staffordshire continued to push hard forcing Abi Senior to make four or five
world class saves. Worcestershire had been under real pressure for the last 15
minutes and still only one goal down because of the brilliant work of Tegan
Trowbridge and saves from Abi Senior broke down the pitch and with another
cutting pass from Catherine Vose found Olivia Mitcham who scored her second
goal of the match. The game went from end to end and with both defences playing
well it was going to be a piece of individual magic or a mistake that could
decide this game. The Worcestershire midfield won another free kick and again
from about 30 yards out Zoe Clarkes shot just went over the crossbar. With ten
minutes of the game left Olivia Mitcham found herself through on goal and with
just the keeper to beat placed her shot just wide and missing out on a
well-deserved hat trick. The game carried on going from end to end and the last
chance of the game fell again to Zoe Clarke who ran through the centre and from
20 yards out shot with venom rocking the crossbar again. The game ended all
level with both sets of players and supporters happy with a fair result.
Worcestershire had some good performances from Abby Bevan, Olivia Mitcham who
should have had a hat trick, Zoe Clarke who on another day would have scored
one of her chances, Abi Senior who was absolutely brilliant in goal and with
some last ditch tackles and blocks at the centre of our defence Man Of The
Match Tegan Trowbridge who was on another level with a solid performance
throughout the game.

Zoe Clarke (Woodrush)

September 26th 2013
County to meet Nottinghamshire on Monday evening

The following squad of girls have been selected to play Nottinghamshire on Monday 30th October at The Beehive, home of Studley FC, kick off 7.00.  This is a friendly fixture in preperation for the squads forthcoming Midland Counties League campaign.

Abby Senior               Hanley Castle
Amy Kendal               Waseley Hill
Jess Suthard            Tudor Grange
Rosie Grinnell          Hanley Castle
Maisie Farr                Tenbury Wells
Hannah Othen          Blessed Edward
Georgia Harris          Arrow Vale
Holly Bartleet             Haybridge
Zoe Clarke                Woodrush
Bethan Minnet          Blessed Edward
Dannielle Pinfold     RSA Arrow Vale
Alice Bowles             South Bromsgrove
Chloe Peplow           South Bromsgrove
Poppy Hughes          Haybridge
Lucy Shaw                 Waseley Hill
Olivia Mitcham          Pershore

September 16th 2013
U16 Worcestershire County Schools FA Girls Schedule 2013-14
Training Fixture v Worcestershire X1   Studley Football ClubMonday 23rd September 2013Meet 19:15 End 20:45
Friendly  Nottinghamshire  Studley Football ClubMonday 30th September 2013Meet 18:00 Kick Off 19:00
Training Studley Football Club  Monday 14th October 2013Meet 19:15 End 20:45
Midland Counties LeagueShropshire Shrewsbury Sports Village Wednesday 23rd October 2013 Meet 18:30 Kick Off 19:30
Midland Counties LeagueStaffordshire Studley Football Club Monday 11th November 2013 Meet 18:00 Kick Off 19:00
Midland Counties League Herefordshire Studley Football Club November/December TBC Meet 18:00 Kick Off 19:00
Training Studley Football Club Monday 13th January 2014 Meet 19:15 End 20:45
Midland Counties League Shropshire Studley Football Club Monday 27th January 2014 Meet 18:00 Kick Off 19:00
Midland Counties League Staffordshire TBC February
Midland Counties League Herefordshire TBC February
March 22nd

The squad for the next u16 fixture of the season against Shropshire on Monday 25th March will include the following pupils,

Alice Hill, Pershore
Olivia Mitcham, Pershore
Sarah Adamson, Haybridge
Poppy Hughes, Haybridge
Amy Kendall, Waseley Hills
Lucy Shaw, Waseley Hills
Georgia Harris, Arrow Vale
Emily Burton, Bishop Perowne
Rebecca Lloyd, Chantry
Charlotte Jones, Bewdley
Charlotte Holden, RGS
Harriet Houghton, South Bromsgrove
Alice Bowles, South Bromsgrove 
Chloe Peplow, South Bromsgrove
Jade Shekells, Droitwich
Zoe Clarke, Woodrush

Pupils will need to arrive at Nunnery Wood High School in school uniform for 6pm. The game will kick off at 7pm.

December 11th.

Match Report Staffordshire v Worcestershire

Worcestershire County Schools Under 16 girls achieved their second win of the season with victory against Staffordshire Schools on Monday evening. The girls showed great maturity to deal with harsh winter weather conditions on a cold night and unforgiving playing surface.

Led by captain Rebecca Lloyd (Chantry) the girls learnt the lesson of the Shropshire game and started the game playing to a high tempo. Emily Burton (Bishop Perowne) controlled central midfield having one of her finest games with the county. Supported by Harriet Houghton (South Bromsgrove) and Charlotte Jones (Bewdley)  Worcestershire were able to control the centre of the park and play some great pass and move football.

It was the result of  an Emily Burton strike from distance that led to the first Worcestershire goal on fifteen minutes. The strike was spilled by the Staffordshire goalkeeper and was pounced upon by Alice Bowles (South Bromsgrove) who led the front line by example on her first start for the county. Shortly after this great closing down by Poppy Hughes (Haybridge) led to the goalkeeper being forced into an error under pressure. Emily Burton (Bishop Perowne) showed great awareness to strike the ball from thirty yards out to lob the goalkeeper and secure Worcestershire a two goal advantage.

On a cold evening the team was rotated frequently to keep all players warm and active. Just before half time Worcestershire extended their lead through an Emily Burton free kick that was well struck and led to Harriet Houghton (South Bromsgrove) scoring with a glancing header. At half time the girls were pleased with their performance and knew that it was important to match their first half tempo to secure the win.

The second half was a scrappy affair as Worcestershire lost a bit of their fluidity due to repeated substitutions. It was the great defensive work of Sarah Adamson (Haybridge) and Jade Shekells (Droitwich) that kept the Staffordshire forwards at bay. Thanks to the composure of the full backs Georgia Harris (Arrow Vale) and Amy Kendell (Wasely Hills) attacking opportunities were created from wide positions. Debutant Lucy Shaw (Waseley Hills) was unlucky not to score late on to add to the Worcestershire tally.

The game ended three goals to nil to Worcestershire who now advance to the Midland Schools Semi Finals as winners of the West Midland group to play the runners up of the East Midlands group. Team manager Gary Barrell commented “In what was a superb team performance it was very difficult to single out a single player as girl of the game, however Emily Burton (Bishop Perowne) was outstanding in central midfield scoring one and setting up two goals to secure victory. All players got good playing time on the pitch and this sets us up well for our remaining fixtures this season”

Squad

Alice Hill (Pershore) Charlotte Jones (Bewdley) Sarah Adamson (Haybridge) Jade Shekells (Droitwich) Amy Kendell (Waseley Hills) Harriet Houghton (South Bromsgrove) Georgia Harris (Arrow Vale) Cally-Jo Dawson (Kingsley) Rebecca Lloyd (Chantry) Emily Burton (Bishop Perowne) Poppy Hughes (Haybridge) Alice Bowles ( South Bromsgrove) Charlotte Holden (RGS) Chloe Lakin (Droitwich) Lucy Shaw (Waseley Hills)

December 4th

I am pleased to confirm the U16 Worcestershire County Schools squad for the second match of the season against Staffordshire SFA on Monday 10th December. There will be no coach supplied for this fixture. I am at a conference during the day and unfortunately will not make it back to Nunnery Wood in time for the coach. Due to insurance reasons a teacher would need to be on the coach to travel with pupils. Players will need to meet at Stafford Town Football Club for 6PM. The game will kick off at 7PM. Evans Park, Riverway, Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3TH

SQUAD

Alice Hill, (Pershore High)   Charlotte Jones, (Bewdley)   Sarah Adamson, (Haybridge)  Jade Shekells, (Droitwich)   Amy Kendall, (Waseley Hills)   Harriet Houghton, (South Bromsgrove)   Georgia Harris, (Arrow Vale )  Cally Jo-Dawson, (Kingsley)   Rebbecca Lloyd, (Chantry)   Emily Burton, (Bishop Perowne)   Poppy Hughes, (Haybridge)   Alice Bowles, (South Bromsgrove)   Charlotte Holden, (RGS)   Chloe Lakin, (Droitwich)   Lucy Shaw, (Wasely Hills)

Please can you confirm that your daughter is available to play in this fixture ASAP

Tuesday 13th November 2012
Worcestershire County Schools U16 girls got their season off to a fantastic start with victory against Shropshire School on Tuesday evening.

Playing against a strong Shropshire team, Worcestershire went behind to an early goal, however they reacted well by applying pressure on the ball and playing some great football whilst in possession.

Their football was creating opportunities that led to an equaliser through Harriet Houghton (South Bromsgrove) who headed home a corner.

Team captain and England Schools international Rebecca Lloyd (Chantry) added to the goals after a neat turn and finish in the box.

In the second half Worcestershire went further in front after a free kick from Georgia Harris (Arrow Vale)

Shropshire scored a late goal to make it a nervy end.

Player of the match was Harriet Houghton (South Bromsgrove)

The girl’s next fixture is away to Staffordshire Schools on Wednesday 21st November.

Team manager Gary Barrell said ‘this was a great result for the girls who showed great commitment and character to gain victory against strong opposition’

Squad

Alice Hill (Pershore) Jade Shekells, Chloe Lakin (Droitwich) Sarah Adamson, Poppy Hughes (Haybridge) Cally Jo-Dawson (Kingsley) Alice Bowles, Harriet Houghton (South Bromsgrove) Charlotte Holden (RGS) Rebbecca Lloyd (Chantry) Amy Kendell (Waseley Hills) Emily Burton (Bishop Perowne) Charlotte Jones (Bewdley) Georgia Harris (Arrow Vale)

Next fixture against Staffordshire


I am pleased to confirm the U16 Worcestershire County Schools squad for the second match of the season against Staffordshire SFA.

Alice Hill, Pershore High
Charlotte Jones, Bewdley
Sarah Adamson, Haybridge
Jade Shekells, Droitwich
Amy Kendall, Waseley Hills
Harriet Houghton, South Bromsgrove
Georgia Harris, Arrow Vale
Cally Jo-Dawson, Kingsley
Rebbecca Lloyd, Chantry
Emily Burton, Bishop Perowne
Poppy Hughes, Haybridge
Alice Bowles, South Bromsgrove
Charlotte Holden, RGS
Chloe Lakin, Droitwich
Lucy Shaw, South Bromsgrove

A 16 seated coach will depart from Nunnery Wood High School at 4:15PM there will be a second pick up from Stourport High School at approximately 4:45PM.

The game will take place at

Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre
Near Newport
Shropshire
United Kingdom
TF10 9AT

If you wish to make your own way there please let me know ASAP so that I can notify parents who wish to travel on the coach.

Please can you confirm that your daughter is available to play in this fixture.

g.barrell@nunnerywood.worcs.sch.uk


Worcestershire started off the game really well pushing Staffordshire back into their own
half. The first chance of the half fell to the Worcestershire fullback Zoe
Clarke who with a powerful run down the wing cut in and her shot just went
wide. Worcestershire took control of the game winning the midfield battle with
Abby Bevan, Holly Bartleet and Leannah Rayment all winning their individual
battles in the centre. It was only time before Worcestershire would score with
the powerful play from the fullbacks and our midfield in control feeding some
clever through balls for Olivia Mitcham to run on to with her electric pace.
Staffordshire won a throw about 20 yards away from the Worcestershire goal and
with no real threat from the throw the ball was hit high and looped over Abi
Senior who had no chance to save in the Worcestershire goal. Worcestershire
started to push Staffordshire back again with strong play down the left and
centre of the pitch which resulted in a flurry of free kicks being given. Zoe Clarke’s
second chance of the game came from a free kick 30 yards out which she took and
rocked the crossbar with. The first half came to an end with Staffordshire a
goal to the good but Worcestershire’s heads never dropped as they went back
into the changing room feeling a little unlucky not to be going in level.

The second half started with a few positional changes and straight from the start
Worcestershire took control of the game and minutes later a pass from Catherine
Vose put Olivia Mitcham in on goal and she calmly finished making the game all
square. Staffordshire raised their game and for the first time started pushing
Worcestershire back. The next goal came down the Worcestershire right with a
great shot from Ellie Burton which rocketed into the Worcestershire net. Both
teams knew that the next goal would be the most important of the match and
Staffordshire continued to push hard forcing Abi Senior to make four or five
world class saves. Worcestershire had been under real pressure for the last 15
minutes and still only one goal down because of the brilliant work of Tegan
Trowbridge and saves from Abi Senior broke down the pitch and with another
cutting pass from Catherine Vose found Olivia Mitcham who scored her second
goal of the match. The game went from end to end and with both defences playing
well it was going to be a piece of individual magic or a mistake that could
decide this game. The Worcestershire midfield won another free kick and again
from about 30 yards out Zoe Clarkes shot just went over the crossbar. With ten
minutes of the game left Olivia Mitcham found herself through on goal and with
just the keeper to beat placed her shot just wide and missing out on a
well-deserved hat trick. The game carried on going from end to end and the last
chance of the game fell again to Zoe Clarke who ran through the centre and from
20 yards out shot with venom rocking the crossbar again. The game ended all
level with both sets of players and supporters happy with a fair result.
Worcestershire had some good performances from Abby Bevan, Olivia Mitcham who
should have had a hat trick, Zoe Clarke who on another day would have scored
one of her chances, Abi Senior who was absolutely brilliant in goal and with
some last ditch tackles and blocks at the centre of our defence Man Of The
Match Tegan Trowbridge who was on another level with a solid performance
throughout the game.