Football: Senior A v Beachborough [H]

On Wednesday afternoon, The Senior A’s took to the field one last time for “the last dance” in their final match of the season. It was a home match and everyone was back from illness and injury, which gave us all a huge boost.

The match started fairly evenly and both sides had their chances. However, it was Beachborough who took the early lead and we found ourselves 1-0 down. Nevertheless, we kept battling hard and created some lovely chances of our own. Maxim H was pulling off some fine saves to keep us in the game as we approached half time.

At half-time, we found ourselves 1-0 down but still in the game and we didn’t necessarily deserve to be behind. Louis S and Narayan B did an excellent job taking it in turns to “man mark” Beachborough’s number 10, who was a more than handy player.

We went out onto the pitch for one last time as a team with the plan that we were going to do the basics and not lose this half. Despite some fine defending from Tom B, we conceded again and found ourselves 2-0 down with 10 minutes remaining. Bruno T and Frank J were creating a lot of chances and Alex DB was getting the best out of each player on the team. Someone had to step up to get us a goal and that player was Jago B, who slotted home a lovely finish inside Beachborough’s penalty box.

We gave it everything in the last 5 minutes and bought on fresh legs in the likes of Olly F and Ben L. Our defence looked strong, with Jack W, Freddie D and James R keeping the opposition’s attackers quiet. Teddy CF was again putting a shift in up front, but we couldn’t seem to find the back of the net again. The game finished 2-1 to Beachborough and the boys were gutted. Nevertheless, I am extremely proud of each and every one of them.

It has been an absolute pleasure this term coaching all of the boys in games group 1. Football isn’t just about winning, it’s about having fun and making memories/relationships that will last a lifetime. I hope along the way we have achieved this and all the boys will look back of this season with special memories.

Thank you to all the parents who have come to watch throughout the season. It means a lot to myself and the boys to have the support and we really appreciate it.

I hope you all have a lovely Easter, and I look forward to coaching some of you in the cricket season next term. Thank you again lads, I wish you all the best in your footballing futures! And remember to always “BELIEVE”

Mr Barrett