Billericay Win Essex U-14 Cup

Tigers had to contend with the late loss of goalkeeper Megan Burgess through a finger injury sustained during the warm-up, but stand-in shot-stopper Katie Hawkes and her defence kept Billericay at bay until the 40th minute, when Maisy Wyer’s free kick put her team in front.

Wyer was given the chance to pick out her spot with a 20-yard free kick, and she measured her arcing dead ball delivery into the top right-hand corner of the net.

Chloe Fleming could have sealed the silverware with three minutes remaining after twisting and turning to beat Jade Kavanagh, but she was thwarted when her ferocious shot bounced back off the base of the left-hand post.

Tigers were unable to equalise in the last minute. Mili Lewis couldn’t connect fully with Kirsty Robinson’s cross, and they were punished in stoppage time.

Wyer sent a right-wing corner into the penalty area and, after Fleming’s header was tipped onto the crossbar by Hawkes, Adesuwa Edomwande was on-hand to force the ball over the line from close range.

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