Many of the boys who had played for the B team this season, plus several more keen Year 6 footballers met at Magnolia for their own fixture and the chance to shine. The Lions were led by Fitz J and the Tigers by Ben P.
This match turned into a classic, ‘game of two halves’ with the Lions striking first, after 12 minutes, when Will S shot them into the lead. The Lions were more organised and passing the ball more fluently. Three minutes later, it was Will S who scored again after the Tigers failed to clear the ball. Ben P came close to making it three, when he shot from the edge of the area but it missed by inches. The Lions had another chance to extend their lead when they were awarded a penalty, but James B sprang energetically to save.
In the second half, the Tigers roared back into action, trying to break the Lions’ pride.
It was Will K who gave his team hope when he dribbled through the Lions’ defence and slotted home from close range to make it 2-1. The Tigers were passing better and creating chances, clawing their way back into the match; Fitz J levelled the score when he bounded onto a neatly placed cross to fire home from just inside the area. The teams continued to grapple for the winning goal but the score remained deadlocked at 2-2.
Alfred C, Henry T, Sam J, Monty L, Ben P (Capt), Will S, Jonathan E
James B, Sam P, Bertie C, Charlie O, Will H, Fitz (Capt), William K