12 Oct 2014
Fitzgerald wonder strikes put Year 11s in National Round 3!
The Year 11 Boys Football team produced a tireless effort to overcome a strong Humberston (Grimsby) outfit in the ESFA National Cup 2nd Round. The boys fresh from Tuesdays 6-1 victory over arch-rivals St Marys College constantly harassed their opponents for the full game, closing down space effectively before using the wind advantage in the 2nd half to create chances to eventually run out 2-0 winners. The boys now await the 3rd Round draw as well as looking forward to what could a League Championship decider against Malet Lambert in two weeks.
The team began the match playing into a strong wind, with goal-keeper Kieran Bartlett having to be alert early on to through passes from the opposition. Without the ball the excellent defensive midfield partnership of Callum Magee and Lochlan Fitzgerald constantly broke up the opposition attacks despite some dubious tackles from their opponents. Going forward Kenan Stephenson, Joseph Wood and Luke Salas looked dangerous whilst Will Murphy didn’t stop running against his a lot physically bigger defensive opponents. At the back the back four of Robbie Hird, Luke Collingwood, Jordan Wardell and Brandon Leigh were as assured as ever with Ewan Malton entering after an injury to Leigh to give a brilliant performance. The first half finished 0-0.
The 2nd half saw Sirius create more chances with Salas unlucky not to add to his hat-trick scored against St Marys. It was always going to take something special to break the deadlock and it came from an unlikely source as Fitzgerald firstly hit a 25 yard shot into the top corner off the post before five minutes later scoring arguably the best goal ever seen on a Sirius pitch with a volley from fully 65 metres out on his weaker foot lobbing over a stunned keeper into the net to send the team wild.
Special thanks to Martin Smith for his assistance with the team.
Please congratulate the following boys on their success, attitude and behaviour:
Kieran Bartlett, Brandon Leigh, Callum Magee, Luke Collingwood, Robbie Hird, Jordan Wardell, Joseph Wood, Luke Salas, Kenan Stephenson, Will Murphy, Olly Russell, Ewan Malton, Connah Oliver.