The Kinder +Sport EFL Girls Cup Area Finals
Ashfield School was the latest representative school to take part in the Area Finals at Nottingham.
Ashfield School earned the right to compete in the Area Finals by beating Joseph Whitaker School in our local final.
They was grouped together with other schools representing Notts County, Derby County , Sheffield United and Chesterfield.
1st Group Game v Sheffield United
A nervous start from Mansfield Town as they struggled against a Sheffield United side. A hesitant goalkeeping error cost Mansfield for the first goal which inspired Sheffield United to score a 2nd and win the game 2-0.
2nd Group Game v Notts County
A better display from the girls as Mansfield attacked with a purpose but with no joy coming out the wrong side of another 2-0 defeat against Notts County.
3rd Group Game v Derby County
Mansfield gave their best display against eventual Area Final runners up Derby County. A resilient defending display from Mansfield saw them try to eliminate the influence of their striker.
The tactic worked throughout the game but Mansfield came out losing 1-0.
More shots was encouraging and was unlucky not to get a point from the game.
4th Group Game v Chesterfield
A heavy 3-0 defeat against an impressive Chesterfield side saw Mansfield eliminated from the tournament.
The whole experience was a learning curve for the girls from Ashfield School, they was a credit to themselves, their school and ourselves at Mansfield Town.
The overall winners was Peterborough as they defeated Derby County 1-0 and will now progress onto the Regional Finals