Our Year 3/4 football team attended the SSP football tournament on Thursday 5th October with 11 competing schools. We were placed in a difficult group with Thrunscoe Primary, Signhills Primary, New Waltham and Enfield Primary. The other group consisted of Lisle Marsden, Middlethorpe, Elliston Primary, Springfield Primary, St Mary’s Primary and St Joseph’s Primary.
Game 1: New Waltham 1 v 0 William Barcroft
Our first game ended in defeat with the boys finding their feet in the competition and playing together competitively for the first time. The boys defended well and were unlucky with the goal. Alfie-George and Reagan were brilliant at the back. Ronnie had a shot at the end to try and level proceedings but it wasn’t to be.
Game 2: Signhills Primary 2 v 0 William Barcroft
William Barcroft fell to a defeat in our second game against the competition’s eventual winners. William Barcroft held their own in this game and Jaxen played brilliantly and had to come off due to a cut on his knee, which he took well. Signhills Primary were dominant in this game. The boys took this loss really well and didn’t let this affect their confidence.
Game 3: William Barcroft 1 v 0 Thrunscoe Primary
Thrunscoe started well and applied pressure from kickoff but William Barcroft defended well with a good save from Lennon. William Barcroft dominated the game from 2 minutes in. Ronnie scored the winning goal as he picked the ball up and shot outside of the box. The ball hit one of their defenders and beat the goalkeeper. Rory was unlucky not to score but did well supporting Ronnie up front. A vital 3 points collected.
Game 4: William Barcroft 0 v 0 Enfield
The boys were full of confidence and dominated the game throughout. The boys were unlucky not to come away with all 3 points. Enfield defended well and nearly took all three points but Lennon made a great double save to earn William Barcroft 2 points.
William Barcroft earned a play off spot for 5th/6th place. William Barcroft finished 3rd in their group and had to play Middlethorpe Primary. The boys did amazingly well in their group.
Play-off Game 5: William Barcroft 0 v 3 Middlethorpe
The boys played well but it wasn’t meant to be for William Barcroft. Middlethorpe took their chances well and William Barcroft did have a chance of their own but it was saved by the goalkeeper.A massive well done to all the boys who played. The behaviour once again was impeccable and they represented themselves and the school perfectly. Thank you to all the parents, who came to support, your support is much appreciated. William Barcoft finished 6th out of 11 schools and improved on last year’s position.