Football Fixtures at Abbeywood
Just before half term our Boy’s football teams across Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 played a number of fixtures at Abbeywood Community School, please see below the match reports from our PE Teacher Mr A Forward:
Year 10 football played away at Abbeywood and what a game it was! All the boys played amazingly well, even though we were the first to concede with a ball over the top of our defense; the Abbeywood attackers timed their run perfectly to avoid being offside and stuck the ball past our keeper. We then started to get into the game properly with good wing play from Tate Shaw and good vision from Lloyd Ezenwugo in midfield, we really started to look like a force to be reckoned with. After having a few sighter shots go past the post Kudussi Bal hit a beautiful shot hard and low past the keeper to get us to the break 1-1. At half time we changed keeper and Abbeywood came out fighting, every shot they had on our goal Lucas West was equal to, putting in a man of the match performance between the sticks. He could have been even busier, but our work ethic was great with defenders putting their bodies on the line to put in the blocks and tackles. It was a performance to be truly proud of and with the last kick of the game we got our reward as from another quick counter attack we pinballed the ball inside the Abbeywood box before Aidan flicked it on with a header to Kadusi at the far post to complete his brace and win us the game 2-1. Man of the match Lucas West
I was also there for the Year 9 game at home to Abbeywood on Tuesday and while not quite as exhilarating, our team dominated; Abbeywood had few opportunities leaving our keeper to collect the ball more often than having to save it. This was down to the fact our defenders didn’t give their attackers an inch of space and were happy to pass the ball up the pitch when in possession, our wingers who out ran Abbeywood at every opportunity, our attackers who helped us score 3 past them and our midfield who were all over them lead by Andy Williams, who put in an impressive shift. He was my man of the match as I lost count of the amount of tackles he put in, was a driving force on the attack, assisted from a beautifully flighted cross from a free kick to open the scoring and had the perfect attitude for a captain to have, not getting worked up when the referee denied him a penalty, instead keeping his team going until the the end. The other 2 goals were scored with very neat finishes from Marco Perreira.
The year 7’s lost 7-0 at home to Abbeywood, but put in a spirited display against a very strong side. We have some players new to football, but I’m really proud of all of their hard work and effort. Man of the Match was Charlie Chambers, for his communication and tireless work rate.
The 11’s drew 2-2 against Abbeywood at home, with Kudussi Bal stepping up from year 10 to score twice, we also included a number of year 10 players, which highlights what a great performance and result it was. A double save from Harvey Maggs, firstly from a penalty and then the rebound, kept the scores level. Some fantastic interceptions and blocks from Dylan Webb, kept a shore defence tight and efficient. Man of the Match – Harvey Maggs.
The 8’s lost 7-1 away to Abbeywood, once again some novice players playing against strong opposition lead to a disappointing result. Some players displays and effort were top notch. Consolation goal coming from Kieran Bulger. Man of the Match was Morgan Thomas for his tireless work rate, and driving runs in the second half.