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Colchester United Female Academy have been crowned English Schools FA national champions for the second year in a row following a thrilling 3-2 extra time victory over Everton Ladies Academy at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield.
The U's youngsters based at Thurstable School took the game to their opposition from St Julie's High School, Liverpool early on and took the lead through Emily Clements in the 13th minute. Shortly after however the Everton girls equalized through their impressive young forward Inayah Robinson.
It was then Colchester's turn to reply quickly when Sophie Blowers sublime 20-yard chip gave Everton 'keeper Alex Caffrey no chance.
Colchester had a number of chances to extend their lead before the interval and were soon regretting not giving themselves a cushion when shortly after the break Robinson struck again for Everton to level the scores at two apiece.
The deadlock could not be broken before the 90 minutes were up but not before Colchester were reduced to ten players when a serious injury to Chelsea House, later revealed to be a fractured tibia, forced her from the action with Colchester having used all their available substitutions.
The extra player should have been a massive advantage for Everton in the extra 20 minutes but instead it was Colchester who took the lead when Sian Fagg's 40-yard free kick sailed over a crowded penalty area directly into the net. With both teams tiring the game became open with Colchester threatening to seal the game on the counter but Everton throwing everything forward in a desperate attempt to force penalties. Colchester's back line held firm with key blocks coming from Fagg and Rebecca Smith while Jess Parlane in the U's goal did superbly to deflect away a late Everton corner from the danger area.
The final whistle eventually came to the relief of Colchester's players and staff who celebrated their second consecutive ESFA national Title.
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