Year 6 Boys' Football : Lions vs Rangers
Well done to all of the boys involved in the inter school football match, that took place after school on Thursday 30th March. It was beautiful conditions for free flowing football, and the players selected did not disappoint. It was a pleasure to see so many involved in the match, with a number of players showing a new found enthusiasm for the sport of football. Ethan Ryles was a rock at the back, and did a great job in his first competitive game. Ben Penwell and Freddie Willis also looked very comfortable, and offered great width and support to their side. On the other team it was great to see George Crowther, Jack Chaplin, Ollie Ham and Adam Davies representing the school. All of who played very well throughout. The game was close throughout. Frankie Burke opened the scoring for the Hugh Sexey Lions after an excellent quick break initiated by Jacob McKenna and Oscar Manley. The Hugh Sexey Rangers promptly hit back with a Louis Ramos wonder strike from just outside the box. The game continued to switch sides, with keepers Marshall and McKenna both putting in big shifts. Indeed a big thanks must go to these two, who gleefully took the chance to play in this game, even though they had played at Millfield in another arranged fixture the previous day. The game remained 1-1 for some time, with Harry Naish and Kyle Downie playing with real tenacity. After a short corner, Jack State found space to smash home a rebounding shot. It was a typical State Goal and it put the lions in front. Burke then made it a draw and a brace of goals for him, with a neat finish at the near post. With the game in the balance both keepers made fantastic saves. The game could have gone either way, and a draw would have been a fair reflexion. However, with only minutes remaining Olly Fulcher smashed the ball home to make it 3-2 for the Rangers.
All of the players should be immensely proud of their efforts this term. If they keep working hard they will continue to develop as players and people. Many thanks to the parents who came and supported.