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Junior Inter County Championships - Girls U13 - 1st Team

Fantastic achievement by the Girls Under 13 qualifying for the Inter County Finals!!! 
 
It was a  long drive to Chichester but the girls were in good spirits and looking forward to their matches.  First we played Dorset, which we knew would be close, but managed to beat them 2/1. Our next opponents were Hampshire, who had a shock defeat against SE Wales.  Unfortunately, Poppy struggled with the first two games against her opponent but came back in the third but lost 12/10. Hannah played exceptionally well again, winning 3/0 and Bhuvana had a tough match but lost 3/0.  However, Dorset unexpectedly beat SE Wales so it was all on the last tie!  After some chicken goujons and chips for lunch the girls were ready for the battle!  Poppy's opponent form SE Wales had already beaten the Hampshire No 3  so we knew it would be tough! All the girls knew they had to win as many games as possible and they were all up for the challenge. 
 
Well, it must have been the chips, as Poppy won 3/0 , Hannah never gave up and won 19/17 in the fifth and Bhuvana had a fantastic match but unfortunately lost 3/0. We knew we hadn't beaten Hampshire to win overall but hoped we had lots of points for best overall runner up. 
 
I am so proud to announce after all the hard work over the last few years, we have another girls team reach the Inter County Final! Gloucestershire Girls Squash is growing in strength and depth every year and we have an exciting future.  Well done, girls!
 
Sophie Lane