St John's School, Leatherhead Girls 1st XI vs U18 County Heats
On: Tuesday, 04 Oct 2016
v Gordon's WON 6-0 (Tait 2, Georgiou 2, Cornish, Senior)
v St George's WON 3-0 (Tait 2, Yien)
v CLFS WON 3-0 (Tait, Roe 2)
After Saturday's stilted performance, the girls were back to the fluent and thrilling best as they romped into the finals of the county competition with three convincing victories.
In the first, they outclassed a competent Gordon's side with the irrepressible Sophie Tait and the ever-improving Chrissie Georgiou scoring two goals apiece. Cornish poked home from a broken-down-corner move and Senior scored her first first-team goal to complete the rout.
The second game was billed as the big test against St George's who perennially reach the national knock-out stages. John's were full of confidence and when a mistake at the back gifted Tait a goal after only two minutes, they never looked back. They outplayed George's in every department and but for some fine goalkeeping they could have scored more. Louisa Bray made one good stop herself but it was John's who dominated in a display of pace, intensity and no little skill, sealing the game three-nil with another goal from Tait and one from Maya Yien who was once again exemplary at the back.
This meant a win against CLFS would see us top the group and the result was never in doubt. The challenge was to win the game in the first half so that legs could be rested in the second. It all went to plan as Emily Roe found the net twice and Tait rounded the keeper to score an excellent individual goal. The girls then sat back, enjoyed the sunshine and let onlookers worry about facing them in the next round on Monday.
To a player, the girls were outstanding in their attitude and performance. As ever, this was a full squad effort and we will move onto finals day brimming with confidence.