Year 7 Football vs Millfield
Hugh Sexey came from behind to beat a very spirited Millfield team in a classic encounter. With the A team playing on the adjacent pitch this fixture Millfield 2 - 4 Hugh Sexey provided a perfect opportunity for other players to show their quality. Riley was given the role of Captain, and although it was a new role for him, he revelled in the responsibility. He lead by example throughout and kept the players focused. Jamie was a stand out player in goal, commanding his area and stopping what looked like certain goals. Finley was a great focus for the team with his tireless running pegging the Millfield defence back. It was Finley who opened the scoring with an emphatic strike bursting the net and the jubilant player reeling away to share the moment with his team mates. Millfield responded with two quick fire goals but Finley was equal to it with another clinical strike and equally impressive show of euphoria to compliment it. However, if the crowd thought that Finley's goal and celebration combination was impressive they were about to have their minds opened. Tom, who had been a busy and industrious figure throughout, neatly turned in a rebounded shot into the net to allow Hugh Sexey to take the lead. First he sprinted down the touchline, he then jumped in the air and punched the sky, then he leapt up and did a statue pose which he then turned into a pirouette and Ronaldo esque pose. it was first class, and brought a smile to everyone's face. Charlie then put the game beyond doubt with a neat finish from a corner.
It was so pleasing to see the players so happy after the game and we are most grateful to Millfield for hosting us.
Final score: Millfield 2 - 4 Hugh Sexey
In another match against Millfield, the year 7 boys football team learned some valuable lessons against a well drilled and ambitious Millfield side. Whilst the score line was very one sided in Millfield's favour the players should take great pride in how they responded in the second half. After a very tough first half I was pleased to be greeted by an upbeat group at half time. Will remarked that there were lessons to be learnt and that the team should aim for a better second half. That materialised, with Hugh Sexey doing everything but scoring and limiting Millfield to 1 goal from a corner. Will played one of his best games, in what was challenging circumstances and Alex and Ellis continued to front up and show real spirit against notably larger opposition.
If we can learn and grow from this it will be a very valuable experience.
Final score: 8-0 to Millfield