Sacred Heart youngsters progress in trophy with impressive start

Sacred Heart year nine girls football team

Sacred Heart Year 9 girls football team - Credit: Paul Shead

Sacred Heart of Mary School Year 9 girls football team made it three wins from three to start the new season as they beat Roding Valley High School 9-5 in the George Cash U14 Girls Trophy.

The Upminster school got off to a very slow start and were 2-0 down within the first 10 minutes. 

Roding Valley had a number of top level Tottenham and RTC Academy players but after a quick tactical change by Sacred Heart, the match changed and they soon took control.

At half-time, Sacred Heart were 6-3 up and finished with a 9-5 win.  

In the previous round, Sacred Heart had convincingly beaten Beauxhamps School 11-0. 

A week earlier, Sacred Heart had played an England School Girls National Cup competition match against Grays Convent High School and won 5-2. 

Sacred Heart will face Chase High School in the next round. 

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In this competition two years ago, Sacred Heart reached the last 16 that started with 460 schools.

However, he competition was cancelled because of Covid last year.