U14 Girls Final 2020

Report - U14 Girls Cup Final

Bromley 3-2 Maidstone FC

A late solo goal from Gabby Buddle-Smith helped Bromley recover from a two goal deficit, to win 3-2 in the Under-14 Kent Youth Cup. 

There were few chances in a scrappy opening with both sides trying to dominate possession. 

The first chance came on 25 minutes as Gabby Buddle-Smith chased down a long ball, controlled well but shot wide. 

Both teams showed more urgency in the second-half but they were limited to long-range efforts. 

Maidstone then scored two within five minutes. Chloe Brian drove into the penalty area and pulled back to Ellie McGinty, who stopped the ball and curled the opener into the right-hand corner on 56 minutes.

McGinty then reacted to a missed clearance from the Bromley defence and chipped past Alice Stott for her second of the match with nine minutes remaining. 

Bromley began to attack with more urgency and reaped the rewards as defender turned striker Shakara Brown scored two late goals. 

Brown’s first came after Maidstone failed to clear a cross into the box and Brown passed into the bottom corner on 66 minutes. In the final seconds, Eloise Mowatt flicked the ball on to Brown in the Maidstone penalty area and her quick-fire shot was deflected past 'keeper Tianna Sinnott to set up extra-time. 

There were few chances in extra-time and the game was heading to penalties before Buddle-Smith received the ball on the left wing, dribbled past one player, held off another and smashed a low drive into the bottom right corner to seal the trophy for Bromley with the last kick off the game. 

Alice Stott, Ruby Hardiman-Scott, Gabby Buddle-Smith, Shakara Brown, Sophie Eyres, Eloise Mowatt, Charlotte Bennett, Niamh Furzer, Phebe Barrow, Luna Faragher, Grace Furzer

Substitutes: Isabella Short, Rhianna Nwokolo, Jayda Palmer-Lockhart, Sophie Simpson.

Tiana Sinnott, Ella Abbott, Georgia Drewett, Lois Jenkinson, Kady Wilkinson, Freya Borrman, Ellie McGinty, Lexie Conway-James, Chloe Brian, Ella Brian, Florence Green-Cronin

Substitutes: Olivia Carroll, Lois Phillips, Evie Marsden, Evelyn Bryant.


Referee: Gemma Armstrong

Assistant Referee: Bradley Godden

Assistant Referee: Joshua Williams 

Fourth Official: Daisy Taylor