Football club is run by Mr Stevens and Mr Blissett on Wednesdays 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Planet Education Football runs every Friday
This week, on the 12th of March, Merdon Junior School participated in a tournament in Goals, Millbrook.
The team, consisting of Jordan, Bailey, Mackenzie, Charlie Ost, Eddie, Charlie M, Isaac and Aaron, made it through all the stages; unbeaten as well!
There were 34 schools competing so we had a difficult task in front of us.Fortunately for us, it was a beautiful sunny day, so we were gifted with good weather!
After a long wait, we finally played our first match against Swaythling. We won 4 – 2 and it was the first 3 points we achieved. We advanced on, winning yet another 5 games until we realised that we had got through to the next round.
Now, this was the quarter – final and we had to step up our game drastically. It was the most challenging game we played and it was against an Andover team. 1-0 to us following Jordan’s fantastic strike. They instantly equalised; 1-1. Now it was 2-1 to the opposition, which left us in despair. With minutes to go, Aaron smacked a cracker straight into the back of the net. The horn went, oh no… penalty time!
BANG, Bailey, 1-0, great goal. 1-1, unfortunately Isaac couldn’t save it. Yes; Charlie whacked in a goal, 2-1. They missed, now it was up to Bailey. We nailed it, we cheered, now it was time for the semi-finals. We have to say they were a great team and we were extremely exhausted by the end of that match. Bang, 2-0 to us; Jordan scoring twice.
Final time, now up against Foxhills; the winners of last year. We could see this as a very hard game. Everyone was watching us and all the Saints academy teens were cheering us on.
We had to win this game.
Bailey smashed a goal and a huge cheer went up. Another goal by Bailey, leaving us flabbergasted at the score line. Guess what, Bailey scored a hat-trick! We felt sure that we had a good chance of winning to win by then. So Jordan smashed home a beautiful strike. Then they hit the ball in despair and got one goal back making it 4-1 to us. Suddenly the horn blew; fair play to them but we were going up to Manchester!
We have several competitions coming up over the next few weeks.
Next Tuesday, 19th November, our A team is going to Toynbee to represent the school in a football tournament.
It is a 6-a-side competition and we are hoping to repeat the success of the last football tournament we entered at Toynbee by winning!
The week after, we are taking 3 more teams to play.
There will be a full report on this page of all results.
We are very much looking forward to wearing our new football kit. Good luck to all the boys.
19th November: The team won! Well done to them all, they played all the local schools and performed very well as a team- great work boys, your hardwork has paid off!