With only three matches left to finish the season Phoenix needed maximum points to be crowned champions of League 1. The visitors started this game the stronger and took a deserved lead in an early attack. Phoenix worked hard to get into the game and scored with a well taken goal by Duncan to equalise. Further goals from Woods and Sawyer-Green saw Phoenix go into the break with the score 3 – 1.
Porchester raced out of the blocks to score twice to even the score at 3-3. With minutes to go Sawyer-Green played an excellent pass to Loring who outpaced the visitor’s defence to score an outstanding goal and secure the win for Phoenix at 4-3.
WINCHESTER U15s V MUDEFORD PHOENIX U15s
With two matches to go Phoenix played Winchester in a double header. They still needed to win both matches to be champions and leave Winchester as runners-up.
The first game was a tense affair with both defences in the ascendency and scoring opportunities limited. With only minutes remaining Sawyer-Green was fouled on the edge of the Winchester penalty area. She elected to take the free kick and with a stunning strike scored the winning goal for Phoenix.
MUDDEFORD PHOENIX U15s V WINCHESTER U15s
The second game started with Phoenix still in need of a win. Both teams attacked relentlessly but it was Phoenix who broke the ice. Loring won a corner which was cleared by Winchester but the ball fell to Rook who attacked the Winchester goal and scored a good goal to make it 1 – 0 at half time.
The start of the second half saw Rook secure her second goal. Phoenix then took control of the match with further goals by Loring (2), Woods and Sawyer-Green giving Phoenix a 6 – 0 win and the Championship.
Dave Langley, the Phoenix u15 Manager said, “We are so proud of what the girls have achieved this season. They have been outstanding.”
PHOENIX TEAM: Clare, Reid, Duncan, Leonard, Goodey, Lake, Lucas, May, Rawlinson, Sawyer-Green, Willoughby, Woods, Rook, Loring.