Football Report

Year 3 and 4 performed admirably at The St George’s Cup on 4th May. Although the team have not played together before, they worked very hard and never gave up. Despite losing the first game, they re-grouped and deservedly drew the second one, with an unstoppable penalty from Fin. Two further defeats did not dampen the spirits of the team. The second defeat was particularly harsh, with St Augustine’s having all of the ball, but conceding late on to a superb strike that went into the top corner. The final game, against St John’s seemed to be following a similar pattern. However, a quickly taken throw-in from Joshua was flicked on by Jax to Fin. He showed great composure to bring the ball down, and score a thunderous strike which gave the keeper no chance, giving St Augustine’s a 1-0 win.

The team as a whole deserve a lot of credit; Mya never stopped running for the team and made a number of important tackles, Joshua and Harry made several goal-saving blocks, while Jacob read the game very well to make some important interceptions. The captain, Jax, led by example, with his long throw a constant thorn in the side for the opposition defences. Leo showed his versatility as he performed well in a number of different positions. Sebastian played in the ‘Tom Bearwish’ role in the middle of the park and created chances as well as breaking up the play. Fin scored twice and showed that if he gets a chance in the area, there is only one place it is ending up. Finally, Levi made a number of great saves for the team throughout the tournament, with his dangerous kick also providing chances for the team.

We thank St George’s for hosting and the parents that were able to attend. We look forward to playing in more matches as a team soon.