WOLDGATE College’s Under-15 footballers were beaten 3-2 by Didcot Girls’ School in the final of the English Schools’ FA PlayStation U15 Schools’ Cup for Girls.

Woldgate opened the scoring midway through the first half at Reading’s Madejski Stadium after a shot went under Didcot goalkeeper Molly Ripley, allowing Ellie Whytock to pass the ball into an empty net.

Didcot fought back to level terms with a fantastic team goal, expertly finished by Freeleigh Parnell in stoppage time at the end of the first half.

The stalemate did not last long with Woldgate’s Jess Wills scoring an impressive chip less than a minute later.

However, Pocklington-based Woldgate were unable to hold onto their lead and Didcot equalised when Parnell showed excellent striker’s instincts to sweep in her second goal from within the six-yard box.

Victory was clinched shortly after when Molly Dyer’s shot from the edge of the area found the corner of the net.

England star Andros Townsend, who was a surprise visitor to the Festival, presented the team with their runners-up medals.

The final was part of the PlayStation Schools’ Cup Festival, which was the culmination of another season of the exciting grassroots partnership between PlayStation and the ESFA.