Y11A Boy’s Football Latest Results
ESFA: Kirk Balk 0-0 SJF (SJF win 3-0 on pens)
County Cup: Queen Ethelburga’s 1-2 SJF (AET)
Last Wednesday the team travelled to Kirk Balk School, Barnsley in the English Schools Cup. Our opponents decided to use aggression and intimidation to overcome our superior quality, however, after a tight hard fought game the match went to penalties. Oli Brackenbury was the hero saving a crucial penalty as the team won 3-0 to secure a place in the last 64 in the country.
Man of the Match – Fin Waudby – for a rock solid defensive display.
On Monday evening SJF showed the depth of the squad as the team travelled to QE in the County Cup, depleted of many players through absence and injuries. Despite this, we matched our opponents and took the lead in the second half when JP Maxwell clipped in following an outstanding run from Callum Hodgson. The team couldn’t hold out and conceded a late free kick to send the game into extra time. In the final minute Davide Santoro’s rapid pace was too much for the QE defence to handle and his calm finish lead to jubilant celebrations and booked a quarter final place for the team.
Man of the match – Charlie Sutton for a powerful midfield performance.
The team are undefeated so far this season largely due to hard work and team spirit and they should be proud of the performances. Well done to all.