THORNBURY Town Tigers U15 Girls capped off a challenging season with a morale-boosting win last weekend. 

The team, which has only been going for two seasons. dominated the game and beat Ashton Girls 2-0 thanks to goals from Annabelle Drury and Summer Nightingale.

It was the first game they had kept a clean sheet this season, with the defence working hard to prevent goal-scoring opportunities and shots being saved by keeper Alex Williams. 

It has been a challenging season for the Tigers after the league combined two divisions, which meant they played against well-established sides with talented players.

But the team got stronger every game they played and beat Longwell Green twice and secured a draw against Emerson’s Green – two teams that dominated the U14s division last year – and also beat Ashton twice. 

Meanwhile, Thornbury Town Tigers Girls U13s completed their first season, after forming a side last year. Some of the girls have never played football before, but showed great determination and improvement as the season progressed. 

Graham Smith, vice chairman of Thornbury Town, said: "There is a lot of passion locally for girls football and we wouldn’t be in the position we are now without the hard work of Jack Harrison-Bond and Eleanor Bush – two local people who have dedicated so much time to get things up and running." 

"We are grateful to our sponsors Howdens Thornbury, who have helped to fund the kit for the girls teams, and I would like to thank coaches and parents for their continued support."

Next season, the girls division will have three age groups – U16s, U14, and U12s. The club is currently looking for a coach, ideally with the FA Level One coaching qualification, to lead the U12s side, supporting existing helpers. If you are interested please email