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Mary Ryan Cup

On Tuesday a team of girls from years 3, 4, 5 & 6 took part in the Mary Ryan Girls Cup competition at Good Shepherd Primary School against year 6 girls teams from St Winifred's and Good Shepherd primary schools.

 

Our first match was a 3-1 victory over Good Shepherd “Black” and saw Alyssia Mundle score a brilliant hat-trick after going a goal down. Match two finished in a very close 0-0 draw with St Winifred's. St Winifred’s defended well and we just couldn't break them down. Our final group match was against Good Shepherd “White”. A moment of brilliance from Alyssia Mundle, to score the only goal of the game giving us a 1-0 win and taking us into the final again against Good Shepherd “White”.

 

Another close game that ended with a 0-0 draw, so the tournament was to be decided with a penalty shoot out. After three penalties each it was tied at 1-1 and was now sudden death. The next two penalties were missed. Good Shepherd stepped up and missed their next penalty. So it was all down to Taija Myers, she approached the penalty spot nervously, but struck the ball and in it went, making us the Mary Ryan Cup winners for 2017.

 

It was a brilliant team performance from all the girls and they deservedly came home with the trophy.

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