Caedmon girls reach county final

Pictured, back row left to right: Gabby Hayton, Emma Foster, Bryony Hansell, Hannah Cook, Tia Roe Dryden, Bronwyn Hodgson, Kelly Probert, Alice Hogarth; front: Daisy Drake, Rhian Cattermole, Tilly Swales, Morgann Russell and Sophie Brown
Pictured, back row left to right: Gabby Hayton, Emma Foster, Bryony Hansell, Hannah Cook, Tia Roe Dryden, Bronwyn Hodgson, Kelly Probert, Alice Hogarth; front: Daisy Drake, Rhian Cattermole, Tilly Swales, Morgann Russell and Sophie Brown

CAEDMON School’s under 14s girls’ football team reached the final of the North Yorkshire Schools County Cup.

The Caedmon girls showed what they are made off with a 6-4 win over Thirsk in the first round, with Daisy Drake scoring a hat-trick to get the girls on their way.

They went on to face Harrogate at home and a 30-yard wonder strike from Morgann Russell eased the girls to the next round and a trip to Wensleydale.

After the long bus journey, the home team took the lead twice but Caedmon dug in to make it 2-2 at half-time.

In the second half, Caedmon showed fantastic resilience in defence with Jess Chapman and Kelly Probert bossing the game.

This allowed Caedmon’s Alice Hogarth to dominate further up the pitch, skipping past the Wensleydale defence to score and create one for Daisy Drake.

They now face Easingwold in the final.

PE teacher Jo Raw said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the girls and they more than deserve to be in the final of the county cup competition.

“We have some extremely talented players this year and I hope they realise how well they have done to get to the final of this competition.”

The competition is open to all schools across North Yorkshire.

Pictured, back row left to right: Gabby Hayton, Emma Foster, Bryony Hansell, Hannah Cook, Tia Roe Dryden, Bronwyn Hodgson, Kelly Probert, Alice Hogarth; front: Daisy Drake, Rhian Cattermole, Tilly Swales, Morgann Russell and Sophie Brown.