On Monday 4th December, the school football team played their first match of the season against Cherry Orchard First School.
The boys in the team had been looking forward to the match for a long time and couldn't wait to kick off after they had put on their new emerald green kits.
From the moment the whistle blew it was clear to see that these teams were very evenly matched. However, some solid defence from Liam and Gordon, and great passing from the likes of Scott and Michael soon meant that Harry was able to escape into Cherry Orchard's half and slot the first goal of the match home for Abbey Park. With the light fading and rain coming down hard, the teams continued to battle it out.
Early into the second half, a brilliant throw in from Layton confused Cherry Orchard's defence, resulting in an own goal to put Abbey Park 2-0 up. However, Cherry Orchard were by no means out of the game. Within minutes they had bounced back, firing two great shots past Tyler to bring the score level at 2-2. Just as fulltime was approaching and darkness falling, Abbey Park were awarded a penalty for an unfortunate handball in the Cherry Orchard box. Jim was the man to take it, sending the goalkeeper the wrong way but hitting the post! Unlucky!
The game ended 2-2, and the boys on both teams then showed what good sportsmen they were by giving each other three cheers and shaking hands.
The Team ready for the match
Some of the Cherry Orchard Team
Action from the game