St Cecilia’s High School year seven footballers are county champions

St Cecilia's year seven five-a-side footballl team with PE teacher Nigel Taylor who coaches them.
St Cecilia's year seven five-a-side footballl team with PE teacher Nigel Taylor who coaches them.

Longridge St Cecilia’s year seven five-a-side girls’ football team were crowned Lancashire Champions at Montgomery High school in Blackpool on Friday.

Only a week earlier the girls had been successful in winning the Preston tournament where the girls claimed victories over Ashton, Archbishop Temple and Longridge High schools, topping their group. They then went on to beat Our Lady’s in the final (2-0) thanks to goals from Mary Collier.

Friday night saw the girls play a round robin tournament against other district winners. St Cecilia’s carried on from where they left off a week earlier. They started with a 2-0 victory over Park School followed by a narrow 1-0 win against Shuttleworth School. This left the girls needing to win their last game against the hosts, Montgomery High School. The comfortable 3-0 win saw the girls being crowned Lancashire champions.

A school spokesperson said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the girls who only conceded one goal in both tournaments. All the girls performed brilliantly with stand out performances from Laura Cross in goals, Macey Hornby and Emily Potter in defence and Mary Collier as striker.

“They now go on to represent Lancashire in the regional finals in Manchester this Saturday, February 7. Well done girls. Everyone at St Cecilia’s is very proud of you and good luck for the regional finals.”

The team comprises Laura Cross, Emily Potter, Macey Hornby, Chloe Moulding, Chloe Dixon, Romanie Mulqueeney, Jodie Carr and Mary Collier.