St Ives Town FC U11 Girls 2-8 Saffron Walden PSG FC U11 Girls

A squad from Saffron Walden PSG Football Club are celebrating after winning a Cambridgeshire league cup.

The U11s beat St Ives 8-2 to lift the trophy at Newmarket.

Both teams had scored numerous goals in their run to the final and this proved to be just as entertaining a match.

PSG started brightly, with Annie scoring within the first three minutes, and by half-time they had five.

PSG started brightly, with Annie scoring within the first 3 minutes, which settled some of the nerves.

The strong defence of Ava F, Carrie and Ava S kept St Ives at bay through numerous attacks in the first 10 minutes.

But after Daisy came close to scoring in the 10th minute, Grace was able to squeeze a shot past the St Ives ‘keeper, which was followed rapidly by a goal from Lola, set up by a great cross from Charlotte.

Further strong defence from Phoebe and Poppy kept yet more St Ives attacks under control, with Luella commanding the goal mouth with confidence.

Grace added two further goals before the break to take PSG into half time 5-0 up.

The second half started with enthusiasm and determination from St Ives, but some outstanding runs through midfield from Poppy, Lottie, Amy and Annie set up more chances for Daisy and Lola.

Then, seven minutes into the second half, Charlotte was able to use her dribbling skills to weave through the defence and score.

Amy then followed this up with another goal.

St Ives were not giving up, however, and they regrouped to set up several strong and challenging attacks, with Luella having to pull off some heroic saves and defenders Ava F, Phoebe and Ava S having to work hard to get the ball to safety.

Eventually, though, after an amazing save from Luella, St Ives connected with the rebound and scored.

Switching positions late on, Carrie scored a fantastic goal in the 53rd minute, followed by St Ives getting a second.