Friday 3rd November 2017
Year 5/6 Football – Dukeries competition
The Year 5/6 football team played their first Dukeries league fixture today. It was a fantastic game to start the competition!
We played Parkgate Academy and they were a very tough opponent. The teams were even and it was end to end action. It was a very tense game but so exciting for the audience who came out in their numbers.
In the first ten minutes of the game, the opposition struggled to get out of their own half and we dominated possession, although we lacked shots on goal. Parkgate started to come back into the game but Campbell (the captain) and William stopped them in their tracks.
However, we made a couple of substitutions with Sonny, Ashton and Jacob coming on and with those fresh legs and determination we again dominated. At the end of the 1st half it was even 0-0.
The second half started and Parkgate came out strong and worked the ball well to score. 1-0. Parkgate showed confidence and kept up with the pressure and had some one on one chances with our goalie Kamran. However, Kamran was brilliant and denied chance after chance and kept Berry Hill in the game.
It was the last couple of minutes of the game, and we decided to play Campbell in defence on his own so we could play an extra attacker. Ethan never stopped all game and continued to win the ball and play our strikers in. There were some magnificent link ups between Joshua, Ashton and Sonny. The crowd were shouting ‘SHOOT, SHOOT!’ and Charlie took on the responsibility and had a shot from distance and finally we beat the keeper to make it 1-1.
Not long after and the final whistle went. The game finished all square 1-1.
A brilliant performance from the team, real spirit and determination. The parents, carers, Mr Jenkins and I were so proud of them and gave them a massive round of applause.
Parkgate were a fantastic team, great sportsmanship and hosted really well! Thank you for the biscuits!
Man of the Match = Kamran (Goalkeeper)