Year 8 Football
After winning three games in a row 1-0, LSST Year 8s were in danger of becoming victims of the old Arsenal chant of “Boring, boring Priory”. However, after a game in which they dominated from start to finish against Rob Pat they were certainly a lot closer to “Scoring, scoring Priory”.
Joe Christopher was between the sticks, with Marc Gee, Mike Baker, Matty Clarke and Phil Robertson across the back. Ryan Asher and Jacob Thompson provided the width as Sam Biggs and Jack Fixter continued their partnership in midfield. James Holden and Will Sime started up front.
Priory dominated from the very first whistle, with some superb flowing football and brilliant wing play, from Ryan Asher in particular who was looking very dangerous on his return to the starting line up. Time after time the final ball was letting Priory down and it seemed only a matter of time until the breakthrough came.
After a series of corners, half chances and near misses, however, Rob Pat started to look more dangerous through their long ball tactics but Matty Clarke, who was superb throughout, ensured it remained goalless at half time.
The second period started more evenly, but then Jack Fixter stole the show half way through the second half, scoring twice in three minutes to seal the victory. First he swivelled to convert a Ryan Asher cross into the top corner and soon after the restart a hopeful long ball from Phil Robertson evaded a defender and Jack beat the keeper to the ball to head into the net.
It was plain sailing from there, with Joe Christopher having to make only two very easy saves to ensure the clean sheet.
Another great effort from the lads, and that is now four clean sheets in a row – a superb achievement by any team at any age group. Please do congratulate any of the lads involved if you teach them or see them around school.