Stamford girls on course to retain national trophy

Stamford School girls football team. Back row, from left, Zoe Wilson, Sarah Bloomer, Charlotte Brooks, Genny Peck (captain), Olivia Chandler, Beth Carnegie, Penny Skipper, Emily Westwood (Birmingham City Ladies and England), front, Aisling MacDonald, Hannah Brewis, Rachel Burgon, Abbie Brewin
Stamford School girls football team. Back row, from left, Zoe Wilson, Sarah Bloomer, Charlotte Brooks, Genny Peck (captain), Olivia Chandler, Beth Carnegie, Penny Skipper, Emily Westwood (Birmingham City Ladies and England), front, Aisling MacDonald, Hannah Brewis, Rachel Burgon, Abbie Brewin
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Stamford High School U18 girls’ football team, who won the ISFA National Cup last year are in the finals once again.

They emerged unbeaten from the regional finals to qualify for the national showdown against last year’s runners-up, ACS Cobham, who they beat 2-0 in the 2012 final.

The final will be played at the home of Arsenal Ladies at the end of April.

They waltzed past Welbeck Defence College in the semi-finals winning 6-0 with a hat-trick from Abbie Brewin, who was pulling the strings in midfield.

Captain Genny Peck said: “We were all expecting a difficult game, so we were assertive from start to finish, fighting to win the ball back, which allowed us to score early on and continue to attack throughout.”

Confidence is high after retaining the Midlands Cup with wins against Repton, Uppingham, Oakham, Welbeck, and a draw against runners-up Loughborough.

Stamford’s girls have scored a staggering 84 goals so far with Brewin bagging 37 of them.

The prolific goalscorer is also one of seven Stamford players to be selected to represent the Midlands in the forthcoming ISFA Regional Representative Tournament. Hannah Brewis, Rachel Burgon, Genny Peck, Beth Carnegie, Beth Pinder and Charlotte Spice were also chosen.

Brewin and Brewis have also been picked for the England squad.

School and regional coach Fabrice Vié said: “This team is special. They have grown in confidence and strength throughout the season and they have been able to raise their game when needed.”