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Football vs Abbey Junior School

This afternoon, Bosco took on Abbey Junior School from Smethwick in our second football league match of the season. They are a large school with 3 classes per year group so have plenty of children to select from.

The first half was an extremely tight affair with both teams creating a couple of good chances. Bosco were going down quite a substantial hill, so were keen to have a half time lead. With this in mind, we created a couple of glorious opportunites but were unlucky to be thrawted by a good save from their goalkeeper and the ball going narrowly wide and over. Agata, our goalkeeper, managed to keep their strikers at bay, so we headed into half time still goalless.

This was now going to be an uphill struggle (literally) as we had the hill and a strong wind to contend with. Abbey managed to take advantage of the conditions by nicking a goal early in the half to give them a one goal lead.

However, we didn’t drop our heads and continued to battle in the midfield with Abbie, Josh, Elliot and Doyle all working hard. Our efforts were rewarded when we earnt a free kick just inside their half. Josh smashed it goalwards and after a couple of deflections the ball headed across the face of their goal. Although their defender was favourite to win the ball, Abbie bravely threw herself into the melee and managed to slide the ball into the back of the net. This leveled the scores at 1-1.

In the closing minutes Elliot came close to grabbing the victory for us but their keeper made a good save. Abbey also nearly nicked the win, but some cracking defending by Dylan, Alfie and Jamie ensured that we didn’t concede another goal.

1-1 was probably a fair reflection of the game and a great result for us, that we can be very proud of.

2 Responses to “Football vs Abbey Junior School”

  1. abbie humphries says:

    It was a amazing game me and Agata where the only girls

  2. Abbey will be a force to be reckoned with next year.

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