Aldershot Town's All Hallows Catholic School were crowned champions of the the npower Girls Cup after a dramatic penalty shoot out at Wembley Stadium.

The journey to the National Stadium started for All Hallows, representing Aldershot Town, and Whitby School, playing on behalf of Tranmere Rovers, in October by winning their respective local, regional and area finals.

Both teams were a mixture of excitement and nerves as they toured round the stadium, with their game being played in front of thousands of fans ahead of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final.

The game itself was full of drama. Aldershot's Dorothy Usher took All Hallows School ahead after a brilliant one-on-one against the keeper in the early minutes of the first half. Tranmere fought straight back with a strong attack rewarded with a fantastic goal from Eden Richardson.

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The second half saw shots on goal from both schools but neither side had put themselves ahead by the end of full time. The ensuing penalty shoot out began with a great finish by Aldershot's Keeper Rebecca Williams, only for Tranmere's Paige Cole to bring them back to one a piece. Both sides then converted once more to take the score to 2-2. Aldershot's Lauren Kilbride slotted one past the Tranmere keeper.

Rebecca Williams saved the day for All Hallows Catholic School by denying Tranmere's skipper Natasha Gregory. Aldershot triumped with the final score at 1-1 (3-2 after penalties).

Aldershot skipper Tamsin DeBunsen lifted the trophy presented by npower's Heather Tyrer in the Royal Box in front of family, friends and headmistress. "It has been an amazing experience to be here today and a dream come true to win. We are excited to go back to our school and show everyone the trophy. A special thanks must go to our teachers Mr Marker and Miss Groves and to Kirk Wheeler and Gavin Delf from Aldershot Town for supporting us here today."

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The npower Girls Cup is a tournament for junior footballers from schools across the country that is delivered by community schemes at 72 clubs on behalf of The Football League and Football League Trust.

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