Whitefriars Church of England Primary Academy

Football Team Report - 23 June 2023

⚽️ Fairstead vs Whitefriars ⚽️ 3-2 Win!

Very different surroundings for us this week, an away game. We played on a much larger pitch and increased the players to 9 a side. We normally play 7 a side so this was a big challenge for our team. We were into the wind in the first half which took a while to get used to. We conceded first, a fantastic save from Codey but unfortunately the rebound fell to their striker, 0-1.

We responded well, creating multiple chances. Josh had shots saved in the 6th and 13th minutes. Iwan also tested the keeper with two excellent shots. We pressed high up the pitch with Alise and Jacob intercepting passes in midfield. This lead to counter attacks resulting in passes by Jacob and David through to our attackers. The defence held strong with tackles from Ashton, Ollie and David. We tackled well with full commitment from Alise and George. We were unlucky to be losing at half time.

After half time, Codey makes a save worthy of professional level, rushing out at their striker, making himself big and diving at the ball, unbelievable! We put Fairstead under lots of pressure and chances came but we couldn’t score. George soon changed this with a thunderous shot which the keeper pushed on to the crossbar. Josh reacted quickly and smashed the ball home! 1-1! Moments later, Iwan came on and broke through on the right and placed the ball into the corner 2-1 Whitefriars! 3 minutes later, we had a goal disallowed, a fantastic 10 minutes.

Finley made lots of excellent clearances at the back, Ollie held the left hand side well with strong tackles. We kept the pressure on and had lots of lovely link up play with Sam and Alise. This soon resulted in another goal from Josh 3-1! We conceded late, Codey did his best to stop the goal, with two double saves. He unfortunately was injured in these brave heroics. This resulted in Finley stepping up to go in goal. A hectic last minute but we managed to hang on to a 3-2 win! A brilliant performance, two wins in a row. Thank you to Fairstead for hosting!