Year 9 boys Inclusion Football Tournament
On Monday May 16th a group of Year 9 boys attended the Inclusion Football Tournament at Sincil Bank. There were 3 games to be played of 20 minutes.
Game 1 vs The Sincil Sports College
A tough prospect as the boys were aware from previous tournaments that they had a couple of very strong players. A really good start to the afternoon saw the boys go in at half time all square with no score after forcing their goalkeeper into 2 or 3 good saves. The second half started much the same, with our midfield stamping their authority all over the pitch. With 3 minutes to go a good ball over the top saw Sajiv Sharma (and his extremely long legs) race away from the defender and place the ball into the bottom corner with a really neat finish. Some good last minute defending from all on the pitch ensured a 1-0 victory to The Priory Academy.
Game 2 vs Robert Pattinson School
We were robbed! A great performance from all the boys unfortunately only lead to a draw. Chance after chance was missed or saved. Two penalty appeals were turned down, one of which saw Axl Rice learn to fly for what seemed like minutes before he crashed back down to earth, landing in an awkward heap only to see the referee watching the game on the pitch next to us. Never mind, a draw against our closest opposition was a good result, even if it wasn't the deserved one based on the performance, that’s football I guess.
Game 3 vs The Priory City of Lincoln Academy
If the boys won, they would win the competition. All knew what they had to do. Another close game with chances missed by both teams. Slowly LSST started to gain the upper hand, thanks to some excellent defending from the Greest - Kennedy partnership (there is now a rumour that Sir Alex is after them as back up for next season), and the ever secure Elliot 'safe hands' Fletcher in goal. Mid way through the second half Sam Mackley picked the ball up just inside the oppositions half, took on one, then two, round a third and slotted the ball into the far corner, a great finish! The boys went on to attack further with Kelman and Thompson coming close, backed up by some excellent tackling from Rathbone in the midfield. A win 1-0.
Overall victory in this modules tournament was very well deserved. The boys have become steadily more successful over the three events since just before Chrismas, finishing 4th, 2nd and then finally 1st. Congratulations to all the boys who took part (names below) and thanks to all staff who allowed them to leave your lessons a few minutes early.
James Thompson,Sam Mackley, Axl Rice,Joe Kennedy,Connor Kelman,Alex Rathbone,Elliot Fletcher,Sajive Sharma,Michael Harper