Last Saturday the Senior Boys Football Team were invited to play in a TISAC tournament, hosted by Bromsgrove School.
We knew it was going to be a long and hot day, but the boys had prepared well. This was evident when we finished our first game 5-0 winners against 107. Unfortunately we came up against a quality outfit of STA in the second game, narrowly losing 0-1. Our third game was an extremely hard fought game against Bangkok Prep; we went 0-1 down, but placed so much pressure on the Prep defence in the last minutes of the game, we forced a number of mistakes, which resulted in the equalising goal.
Our fourth game saw us come up against the home team and their support; with our fantastic team spirit and heroic goalkeeping from Josh Turner we managed to hold onto our slender 2-1 lead.
The fifth and final group game saw us come up against a very fatigued Wells team. We were able to dominate with the ball and produce a number of shooting opportunities, we finished the game 2-0 winners and found ourselves in second place with a total of 10 points. This meant that we had to face STA in a play-off for 1st place.
The game started well, with some nice movement and linking play from both sides. Unfortunately the exertions of the previous 5 games was starting to take it’s toll and gaps started to appear in our formation, as we tried to force the pace and chase the ball. A couple of very well placed passes and good finishing from the opposition meant that we happened to be on the wrong side of a 3-0 score line. I thoroughly enjoyed the day, and have to thank all of the boys for their fantastic never say die attitude and team dynamic.