Foots Cray Girls taste victory
The U13 Foots Cray Girls played in their first Tina Marshall cup final on May 15th and found out what it's like to lift a trophy.
Foots Cray played Danson in the final and what a great game it turned out to be, a close game from the start with both teams very aware of the other having played twice in the league.
The first half saw Danson take the lead and at half-time Foots Cray remained behind 1-0, a spirited second half performance saw a few more chances for both sides but with 15 minutes to go Foots Cray scored to level the game, the final minutes of normal time edged away as neither team wanted to lose in the dying seconds.
Extra time loomed and from the re-start the game was off to a fast pace, end to end chances but none taken.
Penalties to decide, a hash way for any team to lose after such efforts but with a superb performance from the Foots Cray goalkeeper who saved 3 of the 5 penalties allowed the Foots Cray penalty takers to confirm victory with a winning kick.
The celebrations for the Foots Cray girls started, but not before handshakes and comments all round having been a great entertaining game that both sets of players should be proud.