Westward School

U11 Match Report 

Hampton 5 a-side Football Tournament

With the term only a week old, two football teams, Year 5 and 6 boys, excitedly descended on Hampton School to take part in the annual 5-a-side football Tournament. The weather was extremely kind to us and with excellent facilities the scene was set for an entertaining morning of football.

 

The Year 6’s started their quest for glory against a well drilled St. Mary’s C of E Primary. The game was closely contested as both teams were wary as it was the first game. Unfortunately we were a little slack on our marking which let the opposition in. We eventually succumbed 1- 2.

 

The next of our nine back to back games was  against East Sheen Primary B. We held our nerve in the game and were a little tighter with our marking. As in the first game, Tom had a great game between the posts. We were well deserved 2 - 1 winners.

 

Another move and another game, this time against Fulham Prep. What a game we were treated to. Attacks by both teams and some resolute defending by both sets of defenders. A fair 1 - 1 draw was the end result.

 

Our most goal productive game was against Newland House B - the team played really well putting 5 past the Newland keeper, while keeping a clean sheet. A good result.

 

The boys were beginning to tire as the games progressed, but another hard fought affair with Surbiton High Boys Prep, saw us victorious 2 - 1. Next in line for the maroon machine were East Sheen Primary A. A tiring team kept their shape and resilience and were worthy 2 - 0 winners.

 

Three games left and lots of work was still to be done. Kew College were next in the lineup  and a 2 - 1 win saw us looking forward to the final two games. Newland A were a tough nut to crack, but again the team showed their fighting spirit, as despite a couple of injuries we held out to a creditable 1 - 1 draw. The final game against Hampton Prep, saw our defender off the field. Four good goals from the team saw Westward finish the tournament on a well deserved 4 - 1 win.

 

So the day ended with the team winning four, drawing four and losing one game - a pretty good record. These results put the boys in tied third place with St. Mary’s.The goal scorers were:

Shivam - 8; Dan - 3; Leo - 2; Tom - 2; Jack - 1; Eashan - 1; Giving us 17 goals for, to 9 goals against.

The decision on who should be man of the tournament was a difficult one with all the boys playing well and improving as the morning progressed. But, with his calm, cool and fierce defending it went to Dan.

 

Well done boys on a very good day’s football.

 

A big thank you to the parents who came to support the team, it was great to see you at Hampton. It was also lovely to see Mr & Mrs Stevenson supporting both teams. Thank you to Hampton for another well run tournament.