There was a huge weekend of soccer for Worcester City Youth’s female footballers.
After a fantastic season that saw them record 10 wins from their 14 matches, City’s Under 18 Girls were pipped to the Central Warwickshire League Division One crown by Pelsall Villa after the two sides met in a title-decider at Perdiswell.
City were beaten 0-2 – only their second defeat of the campaign – as their opponents finished on top of the division by just two points.
In their inaugural season, the Under 10 Girls showed the progress that they continue to make as they played in the Mercian League Plate final at Malvern Town FC against West Worcester. Despite their 0-3 loss, it was a tremendous effort by all the girls to reach their first-ever cup final with Eva voted City’s player of the match by league members.
In their Challenge Trophy semi-final, the Reserves were blown away in very blustery conditions by Solihull Moors Academy who scored all their goals in a 4-0 win in the first-half. City rallied after the break and, although they couldn’t force their way back into the game, can take tremendous credit from the 10 matches played to reach this stage of the Champions League style competition.
The same two sides could now be going head-to-head again for the Total Motion League title – City currently sitting in second place nine points behind the Moors with nine matches to play but four games in hand on their rivals. They play each other in the penultimate round of fixtures.
In other cup action on Saturday, the Under 10s made it two wins from two in their JPL trophy campaign as they battled back from 1-3 down to beat Kidderminster Harriers 5-4 whilst the Under 11s remain unbeaten too after a 0-0 draw versus Halesowen Town Colts. Meanwhile City bowed out of the WFA Midweek Under 18s Cup at the semi-final stage as they lost to a late goal at Lye Town.
In an action-packed JPL Elite League clash, the Under 16s overcame Evosoccer Bath and the windy weather in a 2-0 success as Matty Patrick-Rivers and Tristan Webby netted in the final quarter.
Elsewhere in friendly games, the Under 13s went down 3-4 to Stoke RTC despite goals from Ed Bowers (2) and Harry Rebbeck. The Under 15s lost 1-2 to Birmingham RTC in somewhat unusual circumstances as the opposition turned up with only nine players and their winner was scored by a City player loaned to them to make up their numbers and get the game on!