We started day two of the FA qualifiers with the U14s. After the runaway success of the U10s and U12s, the anticipation was high for more fantastic futsal!

Game 1 – Bootham Futsal Club U14s – 2 – Stamford Bridge U14s – 2

In the first game of the day, Stamford Bridge scored first, but Bootham quickly equalised through Ruby. Ellie P in goal made a couple of strong saves before Ruby put Bootham in front. Stamford Bridge came back to equaliser, and the game was end to end. Chance for Ellie R, Holly and Freya all came and went, and the game finished a draw.

Game 2 – York Railway Institute U14s – 4 – Thornaby Town U14s – 1

Game 3 – Bootham Futsal Club U14s – 3 – Thornaby Town U14s – 2

In Bootham second game of the day, Ruby was on fire, scoring two quick goals. Thornaby came back and had chances to draw level, but Ellie P made more fantastic saves. Summer and Freya were working hard all over the court, and Eleanor looked confident as last defender. Ruby completed her hat-trick before a late Thornaby goal made the game interesting. More late chances for Emily-Sue and Holly were narrowly missed, but Bootham ran out winners.

Game 4 – York Railway Institute U14s – 2 – Stamford Bridge U14s – 0

Game 5 – Bootham Futsal Club U14s – 2 – York Railway Institute U14s – 2

In the game of the day, with both sides knowing that the winner would be go through to the next round, everything was at stake. Ruby scored first for Bootham, before RI equaliser. Alice was looking superb strong as last defender, and Summer was covering every part of the court. Ellie P made a couple of fantastic saves, but RI got their noses in front. A fantastic pass from Eleanor saw Ruby equalise, but late chances from Ruby and Freya saw Bootham just fall short.

Game 6 – Thornaby Town U14s –1 – Stamford Bridge U14s – 4 

Click here to see the images from the day!

The final table ended like this:

Well played York Railway Institute U14s and the very best of luck in the next round.

It was so close for Bootham Futsal Club U14s, they didn’t lose a game in the tournament, and one more goal in either of two matches would have seen them into the next round! The girls played amazing but it just wasn’t their day and they finished a fantastic 2nd in the group.

Player Of The Tournament For Bootham U14 was Alice – she is such a strong and physical defender, but today she also looked to play when her team were in possession, fantastic to watch! Possibly the best performance by Alice in a Bootham shirt, awesome work Alice!

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