A Great Weekend Result…and Final Football Summary

Last Saturday, both our U13 and U11 6-a-side squads participated in the annual Durston House Tournaments. And both teams performed terrifically in two strong tournaments involving ten schools. Our teams replicated one another’s results with a return of six wins, two draws and one loss which saw them both finish in very impressive second places thus securing the runners up medals. Our U13 boys missed out on an overall win due to a wicked deflection which saw them lose 1-0 to the eventual winners whilst our U11 boys narrowly missed out in a very physical match where they also lost 1-0 to the eventual winners. Had both these matches been drawn, we would have won both tournaments. Both teams played superb football throughout the morning and, with a little more luck, could have (deservedly so) taken home the gold medals. The photo below shows both teams with their medals at the end of a great morning of football.

With several cancellations this week due to waterlogged pitches, the curtain has now fallen over our football season. It has been a hugely successful and enjoyable one: our final record (excluding tournaments) reads that we have played an amazing total of 102 matches, winning 47, drawing 16 and losing 39. We have scored 316 goals and conceded 245 goals. Our 1st XI finished as runners up in both the Orley Farm and Durston House Tournaments whilst our Colts A won the Orley Farm Tournament as well as finishing second in the aforementioned Durston House Tournament. Additionally, 30 boys were lucky enough to go on a brilliant tour to Holland at half term.

My thanks go to all of the teachers who have given their time to take these teams and well done to all boys who have contributed to school football this term, one which saw 85 different boys score a goal for their teams!

Steve Bloom