SIX of the best earned All Saints RC School under-16s girls victory in the North Yorkshire County Cup final against Bedale High School.

The York team produced an inspired team display in the final at Thirsk School as they won 6-0 with goals from Amy Smith, Persia Craven, Grace Foyer, Georgia Rogers (2) and Tehillah Ndhlovu.

All Saints were forced to make an early change as Lois Waddington, whose player of the match performance led the side to victory in the semi-finals, was suffered a leg injury.

Emilia Winteringham came on in an unfamiliar position and played exceptionally well.

After an evenly-contested 20 minutes, the deadlock was broken with an impressive team goal.

The ball broke down the left to Sydney Greening, who produced a pin-point cross to Smith and she struck a superb shot on the volley into the top corner of the goal.

All Saints continued to look dangerous from Ellie Rankeillor’s long throws, but they failed to create clear-cut chances.

During the next 15 minutes, Bedale mounted pressure on the All Saints goal but the defence, led by a dominant display by Lauryn Gilbank helped keep them at bay.

Just before the half-time whistle, against the run of play, Craven made it 2-0 to the York side.

Bedale started the second half on the attack and had a few chances to get back into the game, but All Saints’ goalkeeper Georgia Gourlay, who had little to do throughout the competition, stayed calm and managed to keep yet another clean sheet.

Ten minutes into the second half, the Bedale players began to tire and All Saints piled on the pressure, producing some good one and two-touch passing moves.

The Bedale defence struggled with their movement and gave away a free-kick just outside the 18-yard box. Foyer placed the ball over the wall and into the top corner to make it 3-0.

Captain Rogers, who led from the front, scored moments later and Ndhlovu tucked away a neat finish to crown a tireless display up front.

A few minutes later, Rogers was back on the scoresheet to put the seal on the victory.