Okeford Fitzpaine Tournament 28th February 2012
Shillingstone v William Barnes: 1-0
This was our first game and we were all nervous. We had a shaky start but didn’t let in a goal thanks to some great last ditch defending from Louis . After this we overcame our fears and won thanks to a lovely strike from Toby just outside the area.
Shillingstone v Child Okeford: 1-1
After a 9-1 defeat earlier in the season we were out to surprise our rivals! We got an early goal from Alex but unfortunately they equalised late on. Even though we lost it was a fantastic team performance and we deserved more!
Shillingstone v Hazelbury Bryan: 0-0
This was a really tough game but we pulled together to get a draw. Our defence started at the front with Lewis chasing everything and ended with Jaden putting in a tackle every time they got through.
Shillingstone v Stalbridge: 0-0
Drawing with the eventual winners was hard to take after such a brilliant team effort. Isaac came close on a few occasions and almost scored with a free kick from distance. Francis had a perfect game, making saves and keeping another clean sheet.
Shillingstone v Okeford Fitzpaine: 3-0
It was our last game and we wanted to give it our all. Thanks to Mr.Thomas we all knew what we were doing and we went out to win! Alex scored 2 early goals to make sure that we finished with a win, but it was not over yet... With the very last kick of the game Archie smashed it from almost the half way line, right into the bottom corner, putting in his entry for goal of the season. Best performance yet!
Alex, Team Captain.
This was a fantastic afternoon out, and (after some worries during school) the team really pulled together to grab themselves some outstanding results, without losing a game! Not only was the footballing performance far above expectations, but the boys were a real credit to the school with their behaviour and attitude towards referees, staff and parents. It has been a pleasure to coach everyone, so a big thankyou to Alex, Archie, Francis, Jaden, Lewis, Louis, Issac and Toby, as well as the others that come to training every week!
Mr Thomas, Coach.