Tough Competition

Tough Competition

County Cup Quarter Final

Well done to our Year 3/4 football team that competed in the quarter final stage of the Shropshire County Cup tonight. The boys were up against some fantastic opposition and unfortunately didn’t qualify to the semi final stage. The boys effort couldn’t be questioned at all though with them all putting in 100% and coming off after each match knowing they had given their all. We got off to a great start winning the first match 1-0 and totally dominating the play but Will also had to pull off a world class save near the end of the match to cement the win. The next match was lot more testing against a very good passing St Giles team.  St Giles scored early on in the match but Grange Park pushed forward for an equaliser and looked to be getting back into the game before a very harsh penalty was awarded to St Giles, which they smashed into the corner giving Will no chance.  The third match then became a must win game if our boys were to get through to the next stage of the competition. Unfortunately we were up against another very good team, St Georges Shrewsbury. We lost the match 2-0 but the boys gave their all again and were just beaten by a better side on the night. This meant that no matter what our result in our last game we couldn’t qualify to the semi final stage. The last game was against St Georges, Telford and it was probably the best group game of the night with both teams having good chances to win the match. The match was end to end with both teams trying to get the winning goal but St Georges were the first team to break the dead lock scoring with only a minute left to win 1-0. We couldn’t be any prouder of the boys tonight and we’re so pleased with how the boys dealt with defeat and their great attitude throughout the whole competition. Special mention to Joe that played in a very defensive role all night, this isn’t the most glamorous position to play but the pitches at Shrewsbury are very narrow and long so someone has to stay deep. Joe played this role to perfection and stopped many attacking plays with his fantastic last man tackles.