Following on from the success of our football team last year (who reached the regional finals after beating much larger local schools), this year’s team began their season with a fantastic win in their first match wearing the new Premier League All Star Kits.
A group of boys represented the school with super individual effort and grew as a team, communicating well and working hard for each other to overcome a shaky start. All Saint’s Alrewas were organised in defence and attacked strongly in the first half, scoring two goals. Despite going behind, the Rangemore team continued to press and move the ball effectively as a team, being rewarded shortly after the half time break when a child scored after a good passing move. another boy added a second goal shortly afterwards and we continued to push for a winning goal.
The goalie, made some excellent saves throughout the match, particularly near the end of normal time as the Alrewas team also strove for a winner. Our defence held out until full time but, as this was a cup match, there had to be a winner. The decision was made to play a period of extra time until one team scored a ‘golden goal’.
Both teams attacked well in the extra time period, with some crucial interceptions from Rangemore players all over the pitch. They continued to put pressure on the opposition high up the pitch and were rewarded with a break on the Alrewas goal, which a child finished well to secure a win, and passage through to the next round of the cup. We look forward to finding out who we will face in our next match.
Many thanks to parents for their transport and support.