|Published 27th March 2013
HAYLANDS 3 The BAY 4
A disappointing result but a great performance by the Year 5 football team as the were defeated by The Bay Primary School in the Semi Final of the League Cup. The match took place in Arctic Conditions which may have accounted for the slow start by the Haylands players, who found themselves 2-0 down at half time.
After half time, the spirit and determination which saw them beat Shalfleet came flooding back and goals from Ryan Winter and Jack Barber quickly levelled the game. Haylands dominated the rest of the half but were unable to score the winning goal.
The game went to extra time and followed a similar pattern with The Bay scoring early but once again the never say die attitude of the team won a penalty which Ben Garnder smashed home. Both sides had chances to win but a mix up in the Haylands defence saw The Bay score the winning goal.
Every player in the team player their part, but a special mention to Edward who made numerous saves in the Haylands goal.
|Published 20th March 2013
HAYLANDS 2 SHALFLEET 1
A determined performance by the Year 5 football team saw the team progress to the semi finals of the Year 5 League Cup against the Bay Primary School on Monday.
Haylands fell behind early in the first half to a well placed header from a corner kick. Haylands found it difficult to pass the ball on a wet and sticky pitch, but nearly equalised when a good run and shot from Ryan Winter hit the post and rebounded back to the Shalfleet goalkeeper. Both defences were on top with Alfie Joslin, Sam Urry and Joe Morton defending well as a unit winning headers and well timed tackles.
The second half started in the same style. Shalfleet missed a glorious chance to make it 2-0 but the striker place the shot over the bar. This was the turning point for Haylands with a more attacking formation and the hard work of the team, they were rewarded with a penalty with 5 minutes remaining, when Ben Gardner was push in the area. Ben held is nerve and smashed the ball into the top corner to equalise.
The goal gave the Haylands team a new lease of life and a neat passing move found Max Durham free in the box to score from close range starting wild celebration from the players and home crowd. Haylands held on to the lead in the last few minutes through fantastic teamwork, Cian went close late on but his shot was well saved by the goalkeeper.
The game was played in a fantastic spirit and Haylands marched on to the semi finals.
Edward, Sam Urry, Joe Morton, Max Durham, Ryan Winter (Capt), Cian, Ben Garnder, Alfie Joslin, Jack and Kieran.