Today was a big day for Gentleshaw football team as we had reached the football finals at St Georges Park!
A massive well done to our coaches Mr Parr and Mr Shakesheave who have worked endlessly to get us this far. Well done lads!
Lets get straight to the action now as the first team we faced was St Andrews. Our team sheet looked like this:
Jack M DF
Full Match Report
We were quickly underway without any time wasted. Immediately we got stuck into a great game against St Andrews who came close very quickly. But we has some great defenders which meant we held them off and cleared the ball up the pitch. Sadly, St Andrews came on the attack again and scored. Oh no, 1 – 0. Mr Parr looked at the bench to bring on some fresh legs as things are getting sloppy. Straight from the restart we built up a counter attack! A few small passes opened up the defence and Jack stepped up to strike the ball home making it 1 – 1. Get in! As usual, St Andrews had the restart but they were panicking at the back. Then our lads had a great spell of possession. Great passing again meant that we had some chances. Then Jack again spotted the corner and unbelievably his strike ended up in the back of the net! 2 – 1 to the squirrels. Woo – Hoo! It was the closing stages of the game and the ref had a quick look at his watch. Time for one last attack which unfortunately went wide. The full time whistle went. Well done to the lads for getting their first win at the tournament. Three points! Epic!
Other Match Scores
Happily , Gentleshaw went on to win their next game 1-0 with a stunning goal from Archie! Unfortunately they lost their next game 2-0 but managed to get through to the final. We played a great team at the final and lost 5-0 but a massive achievement to all of our players. Well done lads!
By Willis Brown