Year 7 football team continue to impress in National Cup debut
Following last week’s 5-4 success at home to Winifred Holtby, the Sirus team travelled to Hornsea for their first taste of national cup.
Unfortunately the game didn’t start well with Mason Chaffer, Josh Ranyard and Bailey Jennison pulling out of the squad at the last minute. However, It allowed players to step up from the bench and make a good impression on the managers. Straight from kick off the Sirius team dominated the game. The midfield was exceptional at carrying the ball forward and some excellent buildup play by Lewis Wilkin led to Jack Silvestre opening the scoring after only a few minutes! Only moments later Callum Hawkins doubled the lead with a long range effort proving to powerful for the Hornsea goalkeeper. The team continued to press with Lewis Wilkins standing out on the left hand side cutting in at any opportunity. His hard work was rewarded with 2 fine goals before the stroke of half time as he menaced the Hornsea right back.
At 4-0 it allowed Callum Franciosy, Taeson Habbel to make their debuts for the team and Finley McKenzie given another opportunely to prove that he has learnt the offside rule! With the comfortable lead in the second half the team were allowed to express themselves more and get more players into the game. A double for Wilkin in the close of the first half was matched with a double at the start of the second! Two goals in quick succession as he was moved into a 2 man strike force, latching onto two excellent through balls by Hawkins and Silvestre. In his new midfield role Jack Silvestre excelled and covered every blade of artificial grass picking up loose balls and chasing the Hornsea players down. His chance game again when he rounded the Hornsea keeper to make it 7-0!! Unfortunately the Sirius Team switched off on the break and Hornsea managed to pull one back! Silvestre looking for his hat-rick wasted no time! Jack shot from the Sirius kick off and lobbed the Hornsea keeper off his line… 8-1 Sirius. A couple more changes allowed top scores Silvestre and Wilkins a well-deserved rest!
Not to miss out on the fun, McKenzie got his first goal of the season with a calm finish, followed up by debutant Taesion Habbel’s double (well he claimed them but I’m sure the Hornsea defender wouldn’t want to argue with him). The game finished with Hornsea managing to double their goal tally, again the defence caught out on the break! It ended with a comfortable 11-2 victory for the new Sirius year 7s and White giving the FA an option to replace the troublesome Sam Allerdyce.
Special credit to Lewis Jarvis driving all the way over to Hornsea from Sirius North to complete his coaching duty and to Chloe Williams for her help and support as first aider. If you see any of the following please congratulate them on their success and good luck in their round 2 fixture V South Holderness, date TBD.
Ethan Appleby, Lennie Ellis, Billy Mountain, Sam Hassard, Leon Fielding, Callum Hawkins © , Alfie Cater-Minns, Lewis Wilkin, Jack Silvestre, Finley McKenzie, Taesion Habbel and Callum Franciosy.