Whitefriars Church of England Primary Academy

Football Team Report - May 5th 2023

⚽️ Match Report - Whitefriars vs South Wootton.

We had our first fixture last night. We played a strong South Wooton side who had played fixtures together before.

A slow start to the game for us, under a lot of pressure from SW, in the 3rd minute Codey made a brilliant save followed by a last ditch block from Ollie. Unfortunately we conceded a great goal and went 0-1 down. With more brilliant defending from Ashton and Jacob, we stayed in the game. We managed to counter some attacks with some driving runs from Josh, who held the ball upfront excellently.

After a wonder save from Codey, tipping the ball on to the crossbar, we had a lovely passing move between Jacob and Sam, Sam then played a lovely through ball to Josh, who powered the ball into the bottom corner! 1-1.

We had a couple of promising moments in attack with Josh having some good shots on target. We managed to be level at half time 😀.

Straight after half time we conceded, 1-2 SW. We were determined and pressed the ball more. Some quick breaks down the wings from Iwan and George helped us to be more in the game. They had lots of energy down the wings, running in behind the defence. Finley and David were strong at the back, blocking shots and making tackles. In the 42nd minute, we drew level! Matas created pressure down the left and had his shot blocked. Sam was quick to react, cutting the ball back to Josh, who thundered the ball into the net! 2-2.

We had some good link up play with Josh and Iwan, Oliver making tackles in the middle, unfortunately we were undone by a brilliant player from SW who scored 3 goals. We did manage to pull a goal back with a driving shot from Iwan. Codey kept us in the game making save after save. In the end we lost 5-3. A brilliant first game of the year, lots of positives to build on. Well played everyone 👏

Few stand out performances. Josh with two goals, Iwan with 1 goal, Sam two assists and Codey with 10+ saves
Josh ⚽️⚽️
Sam 🅰️🅰️
Codey 🧤
Iwan ⚽️

Thank you to everyone who watched both staff and parents