Football Sports Report from Thursday 27th February.
Written by our year 8 students Jamie Marks, Harry Ward and Joel Pennent.
On a rainy miserable day the year 8 football team travelled out to East Leake Academy to play the quarter final of the South Nottinghamshire cup with the squad being tweaked because of several absences including key striker Kole Lambert and key left back Henry Croft.
The game started on edge as we hadn’t played as a team together since the penalty loss against Bluecoat on November 5th. We started getting into the game by creating chances that we just couldn’t put away, but then about fifteen minutes in to the game Jack Bearn opened the scoring by sliding in to a deflected shot from Rio Murray.
The second goal came in about the 20th minute of the game, coming from a great team counter attacking goal which started from an East Leake free kick, just outside of the Arnold Hill box. East Leake stepped up to the free kick but they couldn’t get it pass the strong wall and the block of Joey Mills. The ball rolled out to Jamie Marks who played a great pass to Rio Murray. It looked like a weak shot which would be collected by the East Leake goalkeeper but the bobble on the pitch put the weak shot from Rio into the back of the net.
In the second half an East Leake player hit a great shot which sailed past George Campbell. As the game went on there were lots of chances for both teams. There were some substitutes which were Harry Ward for Joel Pennant, Sam Chilton for Jamie Moores and Bill Wheatley for Robert Taylor. The game was tight but Jack Bearn managed some great play, passing the ball to Harry Ward who did a fantastic cross to which Zain Kayani got to the end of making it a 3-1 win.
Off to the semi-finals we go!!
Players of the Match Jack Bearne and Luke Duffy.