Sherborne Town Ladies U13s 3
Merley Sports Cobham 2
Sherborne Town Ladies U13s completed a brilliant treble, winning the league cup against a good Merley side, having already been crowned league champions and securing victory in the County Cup. Justin Walbrin’s team, on an incredible 25-game unbeaten streak, won the Dorset Youth League Division 1 by an astonishing 10 pts, and beat league runners-up, Poole Town, 4-0 in their recent County Cup final at the Sunseeker International County Ground at Hamworthy.
The U13 team has been together for three years and has developed into a tight unit, who will now look to add more success at U14 level.
While paying tribute to the team’s achievement, Senior Ladies’ team manager Jemma Tewkesbury, was also keen to recognise the progress of the club’s teams in other age groups.
Jemma said: “Sherborne Town Ladies U13s were formed in 2019. Their first two seasons were played as 9 v 9 and were sadly badly disrupted by the pandemic, but it has been the transition to 11 v 11 that has seen the best from this group of girls.
“Sherborne Town Ladies U11s have become a great team who work together in every game whilst ensuring all are having fun.
“An amazing 80%-90% attend training on a Friday evening and 90%-100% attending match days on a Saturday morning.
“This shows the commitment from all the girls within the team and not forgetting their parents and carers who are the best support a team could ask for. The girls had their success in the League Cup this year, getting to the semi-final, only to miss out on the final by a single goal. Every player played their part and commitment could not be faulted.
“We are proud of all the U11s this year and wish to improve and bring more success in the new season.
“We also have our U9s who have completed their first season as a team together. We’re looking forward to many more with our young Zebras.”
The club is keen to hear from players of all ages and is holding open days in the close season.