Young footballers from a Bushey school are on their way to Wembley after “demolishing” their opposition in a national cup competition.

Players from Queens' School, representing Watford FC, competed in the npower Football League under-13s girls cup south regional final on Tuesday.

And they beat teams representing Oxford United 1-0 and 5-0, Crystal Palace 3-1 and 2-0; and Bristol Rovers 1-0 twice, taking them to the top of the league table and earning them a trip to the national stadium.

They will now play King Ecgbert School (representing Sheffield United), the winner of the north regional final, at Wembley before the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final on Sunday, April 3.

PE teacher Sarah Steadman, who coaches the side with manager Katie Wilding, said: “Everybody in the team scored and the overall top scorer was our Year 8 player Jordan Littleboy who scored four goals. She was our goalkeeper for half the tournament.

“[After winning the first round of games] it was more ours to throw away than ours to win. We bulldozed them and got rid of our nerves. We always looked like scoring. They took it in their stride and demolished the other teams.

“The girls are loving it. We kept singing 'We're on our way to Wembley'. It's going to be massive. They're really up for it.

“The parents have been great and the school has really supported them.”

The eight-strong squad reached the regional final of the six-a-side cup after winning a district tournament to represent Watford FC in the competition.

They then won an area tournament against Barnet, Ipswich Town and Norwich City before Tuesday's contest, in which they played each opposing side twice.

Last week, they received some top tips from Arsenal and England Ladies captain Faye White, who took them for a coaching session ahead of the regional final.

Katie said: "The girls were awesome in the regional final and we’re all extremely proud of their achievement. Having only conceded one goal, their performance on the day was outstanding.

"Naturally the whole team is excited about the thought of playing at Wembley, it’s a once in a lifetime experience and we’re going there to win the cup for Watford.

"We’ll of course be training extra hard in build-up to the big day and I’m confident that we have the talent and ability to go all the way."

Clare McDougall, head of community and education at npower, said: "A huge congratulations to the girls at Queen’s School, they played brilliantly and we wish both them and the girls at King Ecgbert School lots of luck for the final at Wembley.

"The competition is a fantastic showcase for women’s football and the incredible young talent out there - we’ve been blown away at every stage with the standard of football being played by all the girls involved."