Great week for all-conquering Prospect and talented Redlands girls

The Redlands girls football team
The Redlands girls football team

As the schools football season reaches a climax, it was a good week for Prospect Hill, and the girls team at Redlands.

Already holders of the Parry Cup, the Division One trophy and the Seven-a-side Championship, Prospect Hill added the Worksop Guardian Shield to their collection when they won the Champion of Champions final.

Lately under the guidance of Chris Hind, having been led by Mark Nunn in early season, they took on and outplayed a gallant Worksop Priory side in the final.

With key men missing and with a physically smaller and on average younger outfit, Priory were never allowed to repeat their outstanding semi-final win against Norbridge and Sonny Irons, Kian Smith, Jasper Dennison and Zak Berridge shared the goals in a 5-0 victory for Prospect Hill.

Another clear final win came in the Girls Champion of Champions Tournament when Redlands’ Hollie Frost, Alivia Chambers, Phoebe Carr and Codie Dexter shared a hatful of goals against Norbridge Academy.

Once again physical superiority combined with a great amount of outstanding talent reduced the match to a one sided rout.

However, played on the newly named Sparken Hill Academy ground and with Mary Paton officiating, the spectators were treated to a tremendous display by Norbridge’s diminutive Emily Myatt, the smallest and youngest player on the pitch who entertained the crowd with her skills, her enthusiasm and a terrific consolation goal from a free-kick from well outside the penalty area.