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Charlotte Buxton in Year 11, and Chloe Gilroy and Ellie Strippel in Year 10, represented Frome College for Somerset Schools U16 in the South West English Schools Final against Dorset held at Shaftesbury Football Club.


The Somerset side got off to a great start when the girls put together a string of passes that Dorset couldn't handle, before Ellie put Chloe through to slot the ball home past the England Schools keeper who was left rooted to the spot making it 1-0 up!


After constant pressure from Somerset, the Dorset goal keeper pulled off a brilliant save from a penalty from Chloe. The constant pressure and resolute defending with Charlotte marshalling the back line, the girls added another goal to go 2-0 up at the half time.

Early in the second half, Somerset extended their lead to 3-0 and the manager began to make ‘wholesale’ substitutions and a fourth goal was added before the final whistle. The Somerset U16 Schools were crowned South West Area Champions for the second successive year!

Match report by Andy Gilroy (father of Chloe Gilroy)


The girls went on to represent the Somerset Schools and the South of England Schools at Birmingham City Football Club against Staffordshire Schools on Wednesday 11 May giving them the chance to become English Schools National Champions 2016. 


After a very tough match and Ellie Strippel scoring a brilliant goal, the team finished as runners up with the final score being 2 goals to 1.


Congratulations to them all on a fantastic achievement reaching such a big final!

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