Elite U18 Girls are double champions

Elite Sports Club took the lead against Sunset Football Club 22 minutes into their CIFA U18 Girls FA Cup Final and fought for dear life to hold on for the win at the Annex on Sunday, 17 June.

Tamoy Phillips put the league champions ahead with her first half goal and that was all the scoring needed to see off their rivals.

“It feels great because we’ve been training really hard and it’s something we put our minds to from the beginning of the season,” said Elite captain Brianna Poy-Fong. “It just feels great to accomplish something that we worked towards.”

Tamoy Phillips scored the game’s only goal.

She chalked the win up to the side sticking to the game plan. “After we played them a few times, we looked at their stronger players and we tried to keep them out of the game and that’s what we did to come out with a win today.”

Head coach Martha Godet was full of praise for her players. “They played with heart and played enthusiastically,” she said. “It’s really good to see that they put in the work in order to be successful.”

After holding off Sunset for the league title, much pleasure came from the hard-fought victory in the FA Cup final. “We always play against the best and I’m very happy that we have made it as double champions,” Godet said.

Elite SC players with CIFA President Alfredo Whittaker.

Godet, who leads the charge in developing her club’s female players from all age groups, fielded many players who also featured during the club’s women’s league campaign. She said that was done by design. “That’s the plan, to work towards it. 15s and 18s you can build them into the senior players because if we’re stuck there without a plan, we’ll be there without any senior players eventually,” she said.

Sunset FC players with CIFA President Alfredo Whittaker.

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