Penalty Shoot-out heartbreak for U10s
Friday 1 March saw a squad of nine Year 5 boys travel to CCJB’s School to take part in their annual 6-a-side tournament. Schools from far and wide entered what has now become a large event with around 240 pupils having the opportunity to show off their skills.
A tough group, coupled with some unlucky breaks saw the team finish 5th and qualify for the Vase competition. It was in the knockout stages that the free-flowing football began to pay off. Some solid defensive work and ruthless attacking play saw wins against Caldicott B team and Wessex School; it was local rivals Caldicott and their A team who would be the opponents in the final.
A close match finished 0-0 with Caldicott taking the trophy thanks to a 3-2 penalty shoot-out win.
The afternoon was a great success for the boys involved, they represented the school fantastically well and played some great football. Year 5 now look forward to their remaining football fixtures in the run up to Easter.