Wyrley Girls 16s, missing 5 regulars through holidays, nevertheless sent 2 equal strength teams to the Rubery Tournament.
Wyrley Whites, represented by the guesting Charlotte Wilkes from U15s, Emily Downes, Nad Bunce, Hayley Turner, Emily Quimby and Laura Cumberledge, won their group by drawing against Knowle, but going on to beat Stratford, Solihull Borough B and Rubery in their remaining fixtures.
Wyrley Blacks represented by Nia Jay, Jess Brookes, Amy Marshall, Charlotte Prichard, Leah Fanning and the guesting Sophie Shorrock from U17s, came second in their group after losing to Solihull Borough A, drawing with Ferndale and beating Brereton Social and Birch Coppice.
Whites beat Ferndale in the Quarter Finals, to set up a semi final clash against Blacks, who beat hosts Rubery at the Quarter Final stage.
A ‘hotly disputed’ penalty for encroaching into the penalty box (although the Blacks will swear that Leah was pushed into the box by Hayley!) was despatched crisply by Emily Quimby for the clinching goal.
The final against Solihull Borough B saw two fatigued teams struggle in the heat. Solihull scored the winning goal in extra time.
Well done Solihull and to Mark who we know reads this site and also to John Smith and all at Rubery for an excellent day out. Thanks go to Eric for managing the Whites team and to Sophie Shorrock and Charlotte Wilkes for giving up their Sunday to play for us.