A Fine Away Win for the Boys Football Team at Parkhill.

St Christopher boys football team (Year 5 & 6) enjoyed a fine away win at Parkhill Primary School on Thursday evening. In a match played in perfect Spring weather the team started brightly enjoying plenty of early possession with the midfield of Lewys, Sam and Tom – making his first start for the school team – passing the ball well and creating chances for Jack playing as the lone striker. Sadly for Jack he found the home team goalkeeper in good form making a couple of fine saves to keep the game goalless.

Mr Coyle made some changes bringing on Arun – making his school team debut – and placing Ben into midfield. The change had an instant impact when Lewy’s corner from the right was met with a glancing header by Ben into the top corner for the first goal of the game.

The goal gave St Christopher a  confidence boost but the defence needed to remain vigilante with Mason working hard – helped by Arun – covering any attacks from the Parkhill forwards. Just before half-time St Christopher scored a well deserved second when Lewys linked well with Sam and Juan – who had come on as substitute for Jack – to lash home a fine second.

Mr Coyle and Mr Scullion made more changes at half-time putting Lewys in defence and moving Mason into midfield with Juan and Jack as strikers. Parkhill started the second half brightly and re-doubled their efforts to get back into the game. Goalkeeper George had to make two smart saves to keep the home team out but was powerless to prevent the home team getting the goal their play merited. The game was now suddenly very open and both teams enjoyed chances only to find the goalkeepers in good form.

In the dying moments of the game some neat passing between Lewys and Juan set up Sam for his first goal for the school and the whole team rushed to celebrate with him.

Final score – Parkhill 1 St Christopher 3

Team: George, Mason, Arun, Ben, Lewys, Tom, Sam, Jack, Juan

Man of the match: Lewys

Every member of the team played well and it made it difficult for Mr Coyle and Mr Scullion to choose just one player. However Lewys set up two goals and scored a third and won many admirers with his all around approach, hard work and honesty