Year 7 Boys PEDSSA Cup Semi-Final v Allenbourn
It always puts a smile on your face when the sun is shining and our lads were certainly smiling after their semi-final against Allenbourn. We started extremely strongly and Harrison scored a fantastic header from an accurate corner from Alfie. We tried to score a second but could not turn our dominance into goals and Allenbourn created several chances to equalise. Some excellent defending from Kristian, Harrison, George and Harry enabled us to weather the storm. We got back into our stride and Alfie picked out Wes to strike a powerful shot in the top corner. Straight after Tyler scored our third to give us a 3-0 lead at half time. In the second half Edison worked tirelessly to help create chances and Alfie converted a free kick. Will and Josh worked hard in midfield and kept going until the end and Connor did everything but score but put in a solid midfield display nonetheless. We had time to allow our goal machine Jude to fire home from close range and to give us an impressive 5-0 victory against a strong side. The boys have worked incredibly hard this season and we will go to the cup final with determination to bring the cup back to Ferndown.
Year 6 Boys Football County Cup Semi-Final v Broadstone
We played Broadstone in a tough fixture away in the sunshine of a Monday evening. Broadstone were a threat with their fast attacking play and Ethan, Finn and Toby had to be on alert in the defence to prevent them from scoring early. Once we settled we had the better of the chances in the first half but just could not find the net. In fact Harry had to make an excellent save on their counter attack. Just before half time Tyler had a one on one with their defender where he out muscled him and calmly placed the ball past their goalkeeper to give us a deserved lead. The second half we created numerous opportunities but their goalkeeper made save after save. As the clock was ticking away we started to defend quite deep and had to make some last ditch tackles to prevent opportunities on our goal. In the end we managed to hold on for a deserved victory that takes us to our second successive Year 6 County Cup Final. This is a magnificent result and we are all looking forward to the final.
Year 7&8 Girls County Cup Semi-Final v Lytchett Minster
Having won our previous five matches we went into this match confident against a strong Lytchett side. The match started end to end and we were competing against some skilful passing and movement from Lytchett. They took advantage of the space they created to score some excellent goals and if it was not for Faye in goal it would certainly have been many more. At half time we were 3-0 down but the girls lifted their spirits in the second half and Molly scored a deserved consolation goal for us. It was disappointing to lose but I am ever so proud of the girls for getting through four rounds to reach the last four in the county. This is something we should feel satisfied with as it shows fantastic progress for our girls. We still have a PEDSSA Semi-Final to look forward to and if we learn from this match and play in the spirit we have this season then hopefully we can go one step further.
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