12 Oct 2014
Year 10 Football Semi-Final Sirius beaten on penalties after-extra time!
Hull School's Semi-Final Year 10 Sirius 2 Malet Lambert 2 ( Sirius beaten 4-3 on penalties after extra time).
A game worthy of the final but a disappointing outcome decided by the lottery of penalties!
The game was a repeat of last years final with both teams cancelling each other out for a long period of the game.
Sirius had created some excellent chances to take the lead but these were squandered and rushed at!
Sirius were well marshaled in defence by the excellent Sam Leach. Ben Arbon, Alex Douglas and Brandon Hepworth.
A dour 0 - 0 first half but one which Sirius had dominated!
Sirius took the lead through Harry Tyson with ten minutes remaining - everyone was ecstatic!
Concentrate do not do what we had done the previous week and concede immediately after we had scored!
Within less than a minute Malet had equalised. This was hard to take or comprehend when we had defended stoutly to that point! On hindsight this lapse in concentration was a crucial point in the game!
The boys came under pressure and succumbed to another 'sucker blow' with only minutes remaining!
We had blown it! Thirty seconds remained when up popped Brandon Hepworth with a headed equaliser!
Unbelievable! The referee blew up immediately! Extra-time!
Ten minutes of extra-time each way saw little creativity and both sides settled for a penalty shoot-out!
Unfortunately it was not meant to be! We lost by 4-3! Gutted! but proud!
Please praise the boys for their tremendous efforts and success this season where they have only lost this cup game on penalties!
Team: M.Wilso, S.Leach.B.Hepworth.ADouglas,B.Arbon, K.Jones,L.Harris,T.Williams,T.Hance, H.Tyson,K.Easter, L.Sigurdsson,M.Dahlee.
Thanks to Tom Mclaughlin for his support.