Football team progress to the semi finals

The Year 11 football team have progressed to the semi final of the district cup by winning two games in a week. The first game, a comprehensive 6-2 victory over Robert Barclay, goals coming from Luca, Josh, Blessing, Harrison and a brace from Hassan.

The quarter final was a much sterner test for the team against a strong Simon Balle side. In challenging conditions, they had to battle through wind, rain and a boggy pitch. They quickly realised that their free flowing football was not going to work and set plays were the way to succeed. St Mary’s took an early lead with a long throw from Cinar, Harrison flicked the ball on and Blessing timed his run perfectly to tap the ball in. St Mary’s defense were up against it in the second half,  Simon Balle managed to equalise as a deflected effort found a way past Jake, and the sides were level with 10 minutes left to play. With penalties looming, Cinar’s long throw came into effect again, in what felt like de ja vu a long throw flicked on by Harrison and Blessing snuck round the back post and headed into an empty net. St Mary’s held on to win 2-1. A home semi final awaits after half term.