The Craighead Diocesan School football team have brought home their third medal in three years after winning bronze at the South Island tournament in Dunedin.
The girls easily took out top of their pool, scoring 23 goals with none against.
Their quarterfinal against Columba was played in windy conditions, which tested both teams. However, Craighead dominated the majority of the game, though that was not reflected in the 1-0 score.
Their semifinal was a hard-fought match against a very skilled Rangi Ruru team.
An early goal to Rangi Ruru left Craighead playing catch-up until halfway through the second half when they managed to level the score. Craighead dominated play in the second half. However, a well taken free kick by Rangi Ruru late in the game gave them a 2-1 victory.
The playoff for third was against a determined Otago Girls High school team.
Top goal scorers for the tournament were Ana Keelty 7, Lily McFarlane 6, Emma Linton 3, Laura Grigg 3, Sarah Ward 3, Courtney Buckman 1, Toni Thompson 1, Rachel Rolleston 1.
Emma Linton was named the team's player of the tournament.
The Timaru Boys' High School (TBHS) first XI suffered a last-gasp, 3-2 loss to Wellington's Scots College at their national tournament in Nelson yesterday.
TBHS were leading 2-1 with five minutes to play after first-half goals from Truth Toheriri and Michael Hogan. However, after failing to deal with a corner, they failed to hold on for a draw. They will play Wakatipu High School today for 27th and 28th place.
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