CAYTON Girls under-11s boss James Brown is delighted with the progress his side has made this season in the City of York Girls Football League.
The under-11s are in their second season, and after finishing bottom of the table last season with no wins and a minus 68 goals difference, they have finished runners-up in their division this season and have earned a semi-final place in the League Cup.
The under-11s teams have been divided into two sections, the Premiership and the Championship, Cayton finishing second in the latter.
Brown said: “The girls are a joy to manage.
“They have done very well this year though they still all have a long way to go.
“The key thing is that they are enthusiastic and willing to learn and if they keep improving like they have done this season then next year could be even better for them.
“They get some excellent coaching from Sue Flinton, Kev Smith and Joe and Megan Smith, and I try to add my little bit of knowledge here and there as well.”
The parents of the players are also delighted with the team’s progress.
Gill Hall said: “What a difference a year has made from bottom of the league with zero points to runners up. What an achievement.
“Well done girls and keep up the good work.”
Dave and Eileen Wright added: “The girls have done fantastic this year to finish second in the league. They have always been positive and enjoyed every game. Well done.”
Keith Marshall said: “Last season they finished with a goal difference of minus 63. This season runners-up! And the best bit is that they’ve had the same players all the way through. They’ve all stuck at it. Well done girls and well done coaches.”
Bridget Marshall added: “Saturday mornings are great fun for the girls, making new friends and learning new skills. What a great improvement week on week.”