Year 11 remain unbeaten in the league!
On a freezing cold, damp winters evening the year 11 football faced St Marys, in which would be a vital game if they were to keep pressure on league leaders Malet Lambert.
Even before the game started the Sirius team were facing a challenge. The original squad of 15 was cut down to the bare 11 players due to injuries, work and 'other' excuses for some. However, the game allowed an opportunity for non-regulars to play the full 80 minutes and make an impression ahead of the upcoming cup campaign.
The game started with the wind having the most possession of the ball, and continued throughout the game with balls flying over the 4G fences slowing the game down. St Marys had the better of the chances early in the game, of which they converted one early on to make it 1-0. It was a sloppy goal to concede the Sirius team switching off and allowing the Mary's team to walk through and score with a fine finish at the far bottom corner.
As the first half wore on the Sirius team got back into the game with many excellent opportunities to score. Alfie Pougher was denied on the line by a excellent clearance and the St Marys keeper pulled off some fine stops to shut out the Sirius Attack, Jordan Hance having two excellent opportunities on the left side. The half time whistle blew for 1-0.
Following an encouraging half time team talk and a reshuffle in the pack, Sirius came out looking to win the game in the next 40 minutes. The key change of rugby player Kieran Sewell to right wing made the difference. Sewell had full controll of the right side of the pitch and brought many more chances for Sirius to draw level. Again Alfie Pougher missed many great opportunities and clearly left his shooting boots at home.
Following 5 cases of cramp, tiredness and clear lack of fitness over the Christmas holidays, Sirius finally pulled level. Charlie Morriss breaking down the left flank and rounding it off with a fine finish in the near bottom corner. With only minutes remaining Sirius won a freekick when Shahyar was brought down. Jak 'G-Nev' Lanley delivered a excellent ball into the box which Josh Jarvis and knocked forward to Charlie Morriss on the edge of the 6 yard-box to complete the comeback and a 2-1 victory.
Please pass on congratulations to the following pupils
Stephen Pougher, Jordan Hance, Jak Langley, Adam Kelsey, Connor Morgan-Hanson, Keiran Sewell, Callum Baker, Josh Jarvis, Charlie Morriss, Alfie Pougher and Shahyar Hosseini
Thanks to Mr Proven and Mr Basile for their support.
Jon White and Lewis Jarvis