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EFL Girls Cup: Rivington and Blackrod win at Wembley

8 April 2018

Rivington and Blackrod High School, representing Bolton Wanderers, have lifted the EFL Girls Cup at Wembley Stadium.

The Rivington girls kept their cool, winning 3-1 on spot-kicks after a goalless stalemate against Gordano School, representing Bristol City in the Final for the second successive year.

Prior to the Checkatrade Trophy Final, the two schools faced off inside the national stadium, bringing an end to the tournament which started back in September, with more than 6,000 girls taking part up and down the country.

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During regular time, Gordano had the clearer chances and Rivington had Shardonie Brindle to thank for keeping the scores level – the goalkeeper making a stunning save with her legs to deny the opposition in a one-on-one towards the end of the first half.

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Neither side could break the deadlock in the second half, resulting in a shoot-out. Brindle performed heroics again, while her teammates did the rest with three perfect penalties.

Rivington and Blackrod High School: Shardonie Brindle (GK), Lucy Adams, Neve Birtwistle (C), Jessica Farnell, Molli Hulme, Ginny Lackey, Lola Fannon, Scarlet Farrington.

Gordano School: Bonnie Waddington (GK), Courtney Bean, Heidi Bevan, Ellie Challenger, Blythe Jones, Katie Quick (C), Millie Rosenior, Anna Walsh.

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