Hugh Sexey welcomed Wells Blue and Millfield to our grounds for the finals of the mid Somerset cup. Hugh Sexey were the holders of the trophy but this looked a testing day as both sides came with powerful looking sides and Hugh Sexey were missing a few players. A number of the team were also looking a little jaded after a hard 7s competition the day prior.
There can be no excuses in sport however and you have to play with what you have at your disposal. The absence of Will, Oscar and Oli also meant there was a chance for players like Henry, Alex, Liam and Louis to lay down a marker before the Somerset final.
The Wells Blue game was a rather flat match, with both sides playing long ball football for large spells. Wells Blue took the lead in the first half with the striker reacting quickest to a loose ball. When Hugh Sexey did keep the ball on the ground they looked more dangerous and Ben profited from one such attack when he tapped in from close range. With the game heading for penalties neither side looked likely to score and so it went to the dreaded shot out. Credit to Ben, Luke, TJ and Sam for all putting themselves forward and scoring. It is a harsh way for anyone to decide a match and it is understandable why many feel this is an unjust way to determine the score in a school game. Commiserations also for the boys at Wells Blue who were less fortunate. The game could of gone either way and it was a sad way to determine the result.
Hugh Sexey now faced Millfield in the final. We have beaten Millfield earlier in the year but on this day it wasn't to be. We continually tried to bash through their robust defence and didn't have the craft on this day to work around it. It is disappointing for the players but credit to Millfield and well done on being crowned Mid Somerset Champions. It is much deserved and the players should be proud of how they played in the final. Hopefully we will give a much better account of ourselves in the Somerset final.
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