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School Sport: Runners-up medals for Frances Bardsley

PUBLISHED: 08:17 23 March 2017

Frances Bardsley were runners-up in the Essex under-14 Cup final

Frances Bardsley were runners-up in the Essex under-14 Cup final

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Romford pupils beaten by Essex Cup rivals

Frances Bardsley pupils had to settle for the runners-up medals after losing the Essex under-14 Cup final at Lakeside FC.

The teams were well matched in the first 15 minutes, until Eastwood were awarded a penalty for handball.

And although Katie Agombar saved the spot-kick, as Eastwood player followed up to convert the rebound and open the scoring.

Eastwood went on to score twice more before the interval, but Frances Bardsley’s leading goalscorer Maddie Biggs pulled one back after the restart.

However, although Frances Bardsley continued to battle until the final whistle they saw their rivals score twice more to run out 5-1 winners and claim the silverware.

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