A busy week of football!
On Monday, in some very tough conditions, our Y9 boys team travelled to Onslow in their first round of the County Football Cup. An early mistake and a slow start gave Onslow the lead, however a quick refocus us saw us assert our dominance and run away with the match and a place in the second round. Well done for the eventual 11-2 victory, with goals coming from; Philpot(2), Everitt, Telford, Riddell(3), Scales, Uzus(3)
On Tuesday, in a repeat of 2019’s County Cup semi-final, our Y10 Boys Football team went to Beaumont in a bid to exact revenge. After an early Thomas B-M effort was ruled out for offside we found ourselves in an attritional battle for dominance in the game. Noah B managed to break the Beaumont back line halfway through the second half and finish in the roof of the net to put us in front. A tight and nervous last 15 minutes saw us defend resolutely to seal the 1-0 win and put us into the 2nd round. Well done boys.
After an excellent first round Natwest Vase victory over Roundwood Park, our 1st XV also went to Hitchin Boys for their 2nd round match. It was a baptism of fire for the boys.The team were not helped with the early concussions of Max H and Elliot D, two key players, however a solid display saw us show why we should be playing at this level all for Hitchin to steal the win and dump us out of the cup for this year. We look forward to our County Cup run and hopefully another shot at silverware for the team.
Wednesday was another very busy day of football for us with 3 games at home and one away in both the County and National Cup. Results were:
Y7 Football V Goffs (H) Won 4-2
Y8 Football V UCL Academy (H) Won 6-2
Y9 Girls Football V City of London Academy (H) Won 11-0
Y11 Girls Football V Barclay (A) Won 6-0
On Thursday, another match for our Y10 football team saw us play host to Stockwood Park Academy on Thursday in the 2nd round of the ESFA National Cup. Another slow start saw us go 1-0 down early on, however the team showed their superiority and after a George Small equaliser and then a Charlie Bolding penalty to put us into the break up, we knew that we could controlthe game. Further goals from Tomer C (2), Vicente L and Harry G meant that we were out of sight and could think about our next round match with Enfield Grammar.
Mr A Cracknell