Here is Coach Andy’s report on how we became Borough Champions:
Sheen Mount 0 - Stanley 1
Stanley Girls faced Sheen Mount in the Borough Final last Thursday - 2 May.
The girls as always this year were very excited and very determined to do the school proud. The game started at a very high pace with both teams looking extremely strong. First chance came to Clem with a great pass from Lucy only for the outstanding Sheen Mount goalkeeper to parry the ball wide. Stanley had another four really good chances and would have been ahead at half time but for the excellent Sheen Mount goalkeeper.
Half time 0-0
We had a fantastic team talk with very supportive words from Miss Proctor and the girls came out for the half refocused and ready to do their best. The second half was a tense affair with both teams playing really well and working so hard. With five minutes remaining Sheen Mount’s striker broke free from our brilliantly organised defence to face a one on one against Scarlett who, as throughout the season, didn't disappoint with a wonderful save. Stanley then counter attacked with a passing move that was a joy to see. The ball fell to Olivia who smashed the ball past the Sheen Mount goalkeeper into the roof of the net. For the last 3 minutes the girls worked so hard chasing every ball.
I think the most relieved person to hear the final whistle was the coach but so pleased to see a great team reaction - well done girls!
"The development this season has been so enjoyable and you are all a credit to the school. Your great teamwork and belief in yourselves shines through."
Congratulations to the squad: Scarlett, Heidi, Josefina, Uma, Elodie, Seren, Clem, Isla, Olivia and Lucy and to Coach Andy.
Stanley Primary School, Strathmore Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 8UH
Tel: 020 8977 4858