Allesley Primary School 0 – 0 St Christopher Primary School

St Christopher’s boys’ football team held firm to record a second away point in successive matches following a goal less draw at Allesley Primary. The game kicked off in bright sunshine on a mild winter’s afternoon with the yellow shirted home team going straight onto the attack.

The St Christopher defence,  marshalled by man of the match Mason – included Elliott making his debut – fought a tremendous rearguard action for large periods of the first half. Once again the team were indebted to goalkeeper George for pulling off a number of important saves and blocks keeping his team in the contest.

The midfield trio of Rio, Jack and Lewis had to work incredibly hard supporting their defensive team mates as the home team forced a series of corners all of which came to nothing as the Allesley strikers were thwarted by good defending, great goalkeeping, bad luck or poor finishing.

Striker Lewys had little opportunity to show his attacking skills and was forced to limp off late in the first half following a strong defensive block to be replaced by Sam.

Lewis G was rested at the start of the second half replaced by Lewys who returned to midfield while Rio assumed the strikers role. It was Sam who had the team’s first real opportunity with a strong run and shot that forced a good save from the home keeper. Lewys was next to warm the keeper’s hands with a free kick that was tipped around the post for a corner. Isa and Miller came on as second half substitutes and both settled into midfield putting in battling performances while the defence and goalkeeper kept the home team at bay as the game drew to a close. The final whistle saw both sides line up and shake hands in a show of respect and fairness.

Team:

George, Mason, Elliott, Jack, Lewys, Lewis, Rio

Subs: Isa, Miller, Sam

Man of the match: Mason O Shaugnessy – for some great defending, tackling and heading and for helping Elliott who was playing his first game for the school team