U11 Football v Burton Hathow A (H) 2.15pm
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Result: Year 6 Team Drew 1-1, Year 5 team drew 2-2
The ‘A’ team had beaten Burton Hathow earlier this term so the Year 6 team were quite confident going into the match. It proved a lot closer than we thought with Burton Hathow proving quite resilient. We had the better of the first half coming close a number of times and eventually finding the net to lead 1-0. We had a number of chances in the second half but the ball would not fall kindly in front of goal. In the closing minutes Burton Hathow went close with two shots hitting the post. It looked like we would hang on but we conceded with 7 seconds left on the clock!
The Year 5 team played some impressive football with some excellent work on the wings from Sam and Rory, and intricate forward play between Josh and George. James F was very solid in defence and controlled the game from the back. We scored early in the second half when Josh N headed in an excellent corner from James F, we then doubled the lead when George calmly converted a through ball. Two minutes to go and 2-0 up…..surely we could hold on. Burton Hathow scored a late goal and then forced a corner in the dying seconds. We almost cleared it but a scuffed shot just went over the line (although some of our players believe it didn't cross the line!) and the game finished 2-2. A great effort against an older team but the boys were left disappointed that they couldn't quite hang on for the victory.