The U12s football team travelled to QEGS Blackburn on Saturday morning and were the victors in a six goal thriller.
The hosts had played a number of football matches since the start of the academic year and in the early part of the match, their match experience showed as QEGS took an early lead and dominated the early stages of the game. The College were struggling to get to grips with the QEGS striker whose pace and physical presence was causing the College's three man defence a real problem. Slowly, the College gained momentum towards the middle of the first half and started to play the better football. The College defence became a lot stronger thanks to player of the match Saadillah P whose calmness on the ball enthused the watching crowd, and just before half time the College got their reward with a brilliant equaliser from Harry H who thundered the ball into the net 1-1, game on.
The second half saw a flurry of goals and entertainment galore for the watching crowd. Firstly a mistake from the College goalkeeper saw QEGS retake the lead 2-1, this was followed by chances for both teams until a deceive moment in the game. QEGS were awarded a penalty in which the ball thundered against the crossbar and was eventually cleared. That clearance saw a through ball from George W, and Daniel C hammered home the equaliser 2-2. As both teams gave their all to find a winner it was the College this time who were awarded a penalty and up from the back stepped Saadillah P who calmly slotted into the net and the College took the lead for the first time. Could QEGS find their way back into the game or could the College hold on? Thankfully, it was the latter and the College finished off a flowing move which enabled Jake W to slot home and make it 4-2 and spark jubilant scenes on the pitch and also off the pitch from travelling College parents.
What a game and what a morning of sport from both teams.