Woburn girls retain league crown

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Woburn Lionesses U14s were certainly hungry for goals as they found the back of the net 74 times in 12 games on their way to Bucks Girls League success again this season.

The youngsters won 11 out of the 12 games, drawing one, as they won their league title for the second time in two years, having completed a fantastic double 12 months ago by also winning the cup.

And the Lionesses went close to adding to their league win again this season as they lost to Luton on penalties in the semi final of the County Cup and fell just short against Chesham in the League Cup quarter final.

Their form in the league was most impressive of all as nine of the 13 girls in the side actually qualified as U13s.

Steve Ayre, father of Chloe who helped the team concede just 10 goals in the league, said the Lionesses’ success is down to their hard work in training, and commitment during the difficult winter months.

“They were determined to train every Wednesday and if they had a game called off on a Saturday they would still go training,” he said.

“When the weather was bad they hired an astro turf pitch, and that was probably the difference.

“It’s been another fantastic season, especially because so many of the girls are playing up an age level.”

Goals from Rosie, Charlie, Millie and Casey saw Woburn comfortably finish top of the table, and they completed the season with an 8-0 win over Shenley, who sportingly gave the girls a guard of honour as they walked onto the pitch.