England V Netherlands Wembley Trip

Published 7 December 2023

On Friday 1 December, 90 students from Year 7 to Year 13 went to Wembley Stadium to watch England Women play the Netherlands, and it ended up being an exciting game. England didn’t start off well, conceding 2 good goals early on, meaning we were 2-0 down at half time. We were confident that England could get back into it, and we predicted a 3-2 win for the Lionesses during the half-time break.

Not long after the start of the second half, Georgia Stanway brought us back into it, with Lauren Hemp soon equalising a minute later. The score was now 2-2, and 5 minutes of extra time had just been announced. We were still confident England could win. In the 91st minute, Ella Toone, who had recently been subbed on, scored the winner for England, and the crowd went wild. All of the St Bart’s students were jumping up and down with happiness, and we now waited for the final whistle. When it was eventually blown, the Lionesses had made an incredible comeback, and we celebrated on the coach journey back, through all of the London traffic, with Miss Bilcliff’s expert DJing. A big thanks to Miss Bilcliff for organising this trip, it was a great success!

Erin Cahoon and Ruby Wiltshire (13C5)