PUPILS from Woldgate College in Pocklington are preparing to go for national glory in the ESFA Under-15 PlayStation Schools’ Cup for Girls at Reading’s Madejski Stadium.

Woldgate will be part of the three-day PlayStation Schools’ Cup Festival, which runs from Monday, May 18 to Wednesday, May 20.

They will face Didcot Girls’ School from Oxfordshire on May 19 for the right to be crowned the U15 PlayStation Schools’ Cup for Girls champions.

The schools have made it to the final two from 261 team entries across England.

Woldgate College’s road to the final started with a round one bye before they beat St Mary’s College 4-3 in round two.

The third hurdle was Whitby Community College, brushed aside 10-1, before a 6-0 win over The Academy at Shotton Hall in round four.

Sirius Academy were dispatched 4-2 in round five and Woldgate again hit the goal trail in round six, beating South Hunsley High School 6-1.

In the quarter-finals, Woldgate were held 2-2 by Nunthorpe Academy but they won 3-1 on penalties.

The semi-final was also a close affair, but Woldgate edged past Ashton On Mersey School 2-1 to reach the final.

This is the second consecutive year that the Madejski Stadium has hosted the PlayStation Schools’ Cup Festival, which last year attracted more than 5,000 spectators attending 15 finals over the three days.

Fellow pupils from Woldgate College have been invited along to the event to support their friends and enjoy a number of activities, including PlayStation gaming experiences, free giveaways, half-time entertainment and live commentary for each game.