The Year 8 Football took part in the 7 a side inter-schools football tournament at Myton this evening. The 7 min matches were played at a high intensity, frenetic pace with chances at a premium, making it difficult to breakdown the stubborn defences of some teams. We started well with a 1-0 victory against Aylesford and well taken goal from Harry L., but we saw how difficult it was going to be in our next game against a deep and resolute Campion defence drawing 0-0.
Often the games came down to one moment class or a defensive mistake. We profited from and were guilty at times of both, winning 1-0 against Henley and drawing a tough and hard fought game against Kenilworth. The team came into the tournament with hopes of going one better than their second place last year, but as some results didn’t go their way, they had to chase their remaining fixtures leaving our goal vulnerable. With stand in Keeper Joe C doing his best to keep out the oppositions attack’s and rotating our players, their efforts didn’t quite get the results we had hoped, but the team couldn’t be faulted for their endeavour.
Well done to all the team, Happy Birthday to captain Noah M, and hopefully next year we’ll be able to learn from our experiences at this tournament.