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March 2024 - Boys Football Finals (Tier 3 and 4)

March 2024 - Boys Football Finals (Tier 3 and 4)

Following on from the girls’ recent success it was the boys’ turn to try and impress at the ‘Hive’ football ground.  On the 13th March Mr Deanus and Mr Gurteen took 11 players to a tier 3 and 4 football tournament.

The tournament consisted of 3 leagues of 4 or 5 teams.  The 3 top of the league teams would progress to the semi - finals along with the best runner up.

Our first match was against Belmont school.  The children made an excellent start and applied a lot of pressure, which included lots of shots that just missed the target.  We finally broke the deadlock with an excellent free kick from Tylan who found the top corner.  The second half was a completely different game.  Belmont started adding pressure to our defence with a number of corners and headed chances that just went wide or were saved by Shaan in goal.  In literally the last seconds of the match Belmont equalised with an excellent passing move to find the bottom corner.  The final whistle was straight after kick off and the match ended 1-1.

Our second match was against Norbury school.  Again the boys created lots of chances but just couldn’t find the net in the first half.  We finally scored in the second half following a mix up in their defence.  Alexandra latched on to this and powered home the low finish past the goalkeeper.  That goal calmed the boys down and they quickly scored a second goal.  Alexandra turned the last defender and despite being fouled the ref allowed the advantage for Raphael to finish the chance.  The match ended 2-0 to Roxeth!

The last match vs Stanburn was always going to be the toughest match. They had some excellent players and collectively were the strongest in our league. Roxeth looked a bit nervous at the beginning and conceded an early goal which was closely followed by another goal from a good strike.  After 2-0 down the boys started to forget about the team they were playing and begun to create some chances themselves, which was good to see.  The second half saw Stanburn score another two goals to win the match 4-0.

This meant that Roxeth had won one, drew one and lost one.  We found out that the boys had finished second in their league which was brilliant achievement but unfortunately did not finish as the highest runner up.

Nevertheless, I was proud of all the boys for their amazing effort, behaviour and resilience throughout the whole tournament.  A special mention to Shaan in goal for making some brilliant saves and Gareth for excellent defending and battling.  Also thank you to those parents who came to support!

Well done to the following boys in Year 6:  Jian, Raphael, Taylan, Ishaaq, Shaan, Alexandru, Zavi, Arhaan, Gareth, Arjun and Ano.