The Year 8 and 9 Girls Football team travelled across to the University of Hull for the annual Tigers Trust 6 a-side Football tournament.
The girls were drawn in Group B which consisted of 6 teams, including Driffield, Kelvin Hall, Newland, St Marys “A” and Wolfreton.
Sirius Academy North 2 Newland 0
The tournament got off to a great start, with a great team performance. The girls looked solid at the back as goalkeeper Victoria did not have to make one save. The deadlock was broken on the 5-minute mark when a 20-yard strike from defender Megan found its way over the goal line. Sirius doubled their lead with a fine goal from striker Tia.
Sirius Academy North 1 Kelvin Hall 0
In a very tight game, were both teams cancelled each other out well, it was always going to be a low scoring game with both defences on top. Amira and Grace were working overtime in their roles on each wing. The game was won by a single goal, after some great football as Oliwia found Tia who made no mistake with the finish.
Sirius Academy North 0 St Marys “A” 3
The eventual winners of the tournament were up next, and they were an extremely fast and skilful side from St Marys. Sirius held them to 0 – 0 for a long period of time with some outstanding saves from keeper Victoria, but as soon as one goal went in, it was an uphill battle as Sirius pushed on for the equaliser but St Marys managed to score two more on the counter attack.
Sirius Academy North 1 Wolfreton 1
Wolfreton started the game the brightest and were camped in the Sirius half, great defending from Megan and shot stopping from Victoria prevented them for scoring. As the game progressed Wolfreton finally took one of their chances. However, the resilience and character of the Sirius girls was superb. A corner was won by Olivia Laws, up stepped Tia to take the corner kick, which was superbly executed as Oliwia headed the ball into the corner, leaving the keeper with no chance to level the scores just before the fulltime whistle.
Sirius Academy North 4 Driffield 0
Sirius knew they needed to win this one if they would be in with a chance of the semi-final and they threw everything at Driffield. The ball wouldn’t go in the net in the early stages, however, once the Sirius team got into their stride there was only going to be one winner, Tia settled the nerves with a fine individual goal from a very tight angle, Amira doubled the lead after a fine ball through from Kacimae. Next on the scoresheet was influential midfielder Oliwia with a great strike. To round off the scoring and a superb team performance was another goal from Tia.
Unfortunately, the game between St Marys and Wolfreton ended in a draw which meant Wolfreton would go through to the semi-final, and Sirius Academy North finish in 3rd place.
The girls rounded off a nice day playing football in the sunshine with a photo with some of the Hull FC players and coaching staff.