WEATHERHEAD High School missed out on a place in the northern finals of the Football League Girls Cup by the narrowest of margins last week.
The girls qualified for the six-a-side U13 competition by winning the local stage of the event which was organised by Tranmere Rovers in the Community late last year.
The regional stage was held in Shrewsbury and the girls defeated schools representing Wolverhampton Wanderers, Walsall, Leicester City and Coventry City in the group stages, scoring 27 goals in the process.
They then beat Birmingham City 4-0 in the semi-finals but after a 2-2 draw against Shrewsbury Town in the final they lost 5-4 on penalties.
Tranmere Rovers in the Community Manager Steve Williams said: “The girls should all be very proud of themselves.
“They were desperately unlucky not to qualify and scoring 33 goals on the day is an amazing achievement.
“They’re due to play the school who represented Shrewsbury in the national cup soon so hopefully they can get revenge and a place in round eight.”
Top footballer Steph Houghton has previously visited to lead a skills session at Weatherhead High School, such is the establishment’s commitment to the sport for its pupils.
TRANMERE Rovers Ladies Under-10s were victorious in the Liverpool County FA Football Festival earlier this month.
Eight teams were involved in the event at Goals South in Speke, with Rovers defeating Mossley Hill 2-1 in the final.