Epworth Forest Junior Foxes lifting trophy

Epworth Forest Junior Foxes Crowned Howes Percival U12 Girls Champions

The Foxes have won the County Cup two seasons in a row after beating Dunton & Broughton United 4-3 on penalties.

Dunton & Broughton United Juniors U12 Girls 0-0 (3-4) Epworth Forest Junior U12 Foxes Girls

The Foxes have won the County Cup two seasons in a row after beating Dunton & Broughton United Juniors 4-3 on penalties to clinch the Girls U12 County Cup under the lights at Holmes Park.

The match was a testament to the defensive prowess of both teams, with resilient backlines limiting attacking opportunities, resulting in a nail-biting affair.

Match Officials and captains (Credit - Alexandra Johnson)

However, it was Epworth who came the closest to breaking the deadlock after seven minutes, when a brilliant strike from their attacker clipped the post.

Epworth came agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock early on, as a breathtaking strike rattled the post just seven minutes into the encounter.

Dunton & Broughton forced a few chances throughout the game, but Epworth’s keeper was equal to each attempt.

Dunton player in possession (Credit - Alexandra Johnson)

With nothing to separate the two sides during full time, penalties followed, which saw Epworth score four penalties and Dunton score three after missing the first and last penalty of the shootout.

It was a heart-breaking outcome for Dunton & Broughton United, who battled hard against a resilient Epworth side, however, Epworth showed their class from the penalty spot and were crowned Howes Percival U12 Girls County Cup champions.

Epworth Celebrations after the shootout (Credit - Alexandra Johnson)

Attendance: 204

Player of the Match: Ophelia M

Match Officials: Amber F (Referee), Imogen L (Assistant Referee), Evie P (Assistant Referee) and Romy S (Fourth Official)




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