Bathed in glorious sunshine the Cornwall County FA Girls Cup Finals Day was a great success at Wendron United FC.
The venue was perfect for the 3 Finals U12s, U14s & U16s and the County U10's Trophy Event.
Cornwall FA would like to thank all the representatives at Wendron United for the incredible surfaces and hospitality provided.
The first final of the day kicked off at 11am with Wadebridge and Bodmin Youth competing for the U12's trophy. Wadebridge competed very well holding Bodmin at 1-0 for most of the first half before a second goal was added just before half time. The post was rattled 5 times during the game with Wadebridge trying to get back on terms. Bodmin however did strike twice more to complete a 4-0 shoreline and be crowned 2015-16 champions.
The Under 10's Trophy event kicked off at 12pm with 6 teams competing in a festival that was a credit to not only the players but the spectators as well creating an atmosphere that allowed the Girls to just enjoy the game and flourish. These Girls are the future of the game locally and ranged from 1st time participants to girls already within the England Talent Pathway. A mini league produced a winner on the day by a margin of goal difference with Biscovey edging out Wadebridge. The teams competing on the day were Bodmin, Looe, Illogan, Charlestown, Biscovey and Wadebridge.
At 1pm the under 16's final kicked off with an ever improving Helston side taking on a strong Charlestown team. The game did not disappoint with all the early pressure coming from Helston, it was against the run of play then that Charlestown opened the scoring. The game ebbed and flowed with some terrific football being played, Helston were on top but could not quite find the final ball to equalize. Half time arrived and the game was evenly poised. The second half started and followed a similar pattern to the first half as an exciting end to end game with Helston pushing for a reply. It was Charlestown however who had the chance to double the lead when they were awarded a penalty when the ball was handled by a Helston player. The Helston Goalkeeper saved the spot kick which set up a tense final 15 minutes. Charlestown managed to close out the game became the County Champions at U16's.
The final event of the long hot day was the U14s final between Illogan (sporting their new kit) and Wadebridge Girls. The game started fairly evenly before Illogan started to probe and when the ball broke from a defensive block was struck with an accurate half volley from 20 yards to open the scoring with the goal of the day! Illogan were starting to play some good football with combination play and linking well between the midfield and front players. Many people were commenting on the commitment of the Wadebridge team as they battled looking for a way back into the game. It was Illogan however who started to dominate and scored three more Goals without reply although Wadebridge on a couple of occasions threatened to peg a very strong Illogan side back. A never say die Wadebridge side continued to push however had to settle for Runners up with the game finishing 4-0.
The presentations were enjoyed by all the teams in the dedicated area at Wendron which made the event very special.
The Referees on the day were thanked for there efforts with 3 Young Promising Refs with the Under 10's and Lester Thomas, Andy Salmon and Jamie Ham officiating all three finals on the main pitch.
More photos from the day to follow