Junior win Spanish women’s title for first time

Junior FC won the Spanish women’s Iberdrola League for the first time as an amazing first quarter performance set them on course for a memorable 4-2 final win over Club de Campo de Madrid.

They made it through Saturday’s semi-final with a 4-2 success over Real Club de Polo while Campo beat Club Egara to set up a final date between the league’s top two finishers.

In the final, Campo started well with a corner inside 30 seconds and a big chance to break the deadlock soon after but Junior, all of a sudden, were flying free.

Berta Serrahima took advantage from her side’s first corner to make it 1-0 and then Laia Vidosa set up Laura Bosch for the second. 

Alejandra Torres-Quevedo closed the gap from Blanca Pérez’s diagonal pass in the 12th minute but Junior soon added two more goals before the first break for a big 4-1 lead.

On the counter, María Gestí scored the third and, a minute later, Julia Strappato converted into the fourth.

It gave Campo a mountain to climb but they did get one back before half-time via Amparo Gil but they could not get by Jana Martinez again, allowing the Sant Cugat club to celebrate a famous success.

Vidosa, MVP of the Final Four Iberdrola said of the win: “There was no better way to end this great season. We have fought a lot during the year to win the championship. 

“We have been working for it for many years and, in the end, we have already been able to achieve it. We are very happy. It is lucky to be able to celebrate this title in Terrassa, next to Sant Cugat, with all the fans and the family that have come to see us.”