Westbury Youth Amazons were winners of the U16 County Cup after emerging victorious against Wootton Bassett Girls in the final on Sunday 23rd April. It was a hard-fought 2-1 win in a pulsating game against a very strong Wootton team packed with Wiltshire County and Swindon Town representative players.
Both teams started brightly but did not take their opportunities, with strong defences coming out on top. It took until the 40th minute for Wootton Bassett to make the breakthrough, a well delivered cross was headed in off the post by Sophie Roberts.
Having beaten Wootton Bassett earlier in the season, the Amazons knew that had the ability to push on and win the game and they took control of the second half. A strong run from Shaneez Mwaura resulted in a pin point finish low into the bottom corner, putting the Amazons firmly in control of the game.
With 10 minutes to go, strong work from the Amazons’ midfield released Jade Whale and the lethal striker, playing out of position in the centre of midfield, took her only opportunity of the game and tucked the ball into the corner of the net. The Amazons were unlucky not to extend their lead later in the game. but the referee’s final whistle brought much cheering from a very voracious crowd.
Amazons’ manager Andy Jordan said, “I asked this fantastic bunch of girls to go out and be the best that they could be, to enjoy the game and they would get the result they wanted; it just proves that hard work will help you achieve your goals”