Worsley honoured as Ammies contest Regional Finals

PUBLISHED: 11:29 06 May 2009 | UPDATED: 10:53 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH Amateur Girls Under-14s travelled to Bristol to compete in the S.W. Regional finals representing Devon, courtesy of their County Cup victory.

EXMOUTH Amateur Girls Under-14s travelled to Bristol to compete in the S.W. Regional finals representing Devon, courtesy of their County Cup victory. The girls played five tough matches against regional winners from Dorset, Somerset, Cornwall, Gloucester and Hereford. The standard of football was very high and the girls acquitted themselves very well and managed to finish in third position. The opening fixture was against Somerset and a dominant performance was rewarded in a good 1 - 0 victory, courtesy of a stunning strike from Hayley Worsley. Ammies second game against Hereford was their best performance of the day and some great football saw them win 3 - 1, goals from Holly Burdick, Marika Ghiglia and Hayley Worsley. Cornwall provided the opposition in the third game and the girls were taught a harsh lesson at this level, as a game of very few chances was won by a single goal as Cornwall took their one clear chance and Ammies failed to take theirs. Ammies chances of winning the event were dashed when they lost 2 - 0 to eventual winners Gloucester in a great game that swung from end to end, Gloucester's neater approach play was rewarded with a goal in each half. All credit to this set of girls for picking themselves up and, in their final game, a hard fought 0 - 0 draw against Dorset earned them a creditable third place. The whole squad deserves praise for their collective performances, but a special mention should go to Emma Cooper who stepped in at the last minute to play in goal as regular keeper Katie Burnett was away.Hayley Worsley capped what, was for her, has been a fantastic season, being awarded best midfield player of the day across the competition.


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