U9 Boys Match Report
The Under 9s Boys team took to the field for their first competitive game, after eight weeks of training, in preparation for the upcoming BIS Phuket football tournament. We immediately were on the front foot displaying fast, attacking flair, using our midfielders effectively down both wings. Tais, Louis and Kuni ran the TX defence ragged as the raided forward, whipping in dangerous crosses and firing off shots. The TX boys responded by smashing in an unstoppable goal from an indirect free kick. Unperturbed, our boys kept attacking wave after wave, and with the final kick of the first half, saw them equalise with a finely taken goal from our midfield dynamo Ben.
The second half continued in much the same vein. TX resolutely placing all seven players in front of their goal, allowing our solid defence of Lucas, Rens and Nino to be offered the space to push forward and assist with the attack. Even our dependable ‘keeper Oliver dared to venture forward for a few corners! This ultimately resulted in TX second goal as their ‘keeper pumped a long ball forward allowing their striker to round the retreating Oliver and tee-up a finish from their supporting midfield. However, Vidanth put in a captain’s performance notching up a couple of predatory goals either side of Ben’s second.
So, a solid performance all round. Good preparation for our boys as morale was boosted with this result, and plenty to reflect on and improve as they face sterner opposition next week.
Simon Grimshaw, PE Leader
U9 Girls Match Report
On Thursday we welcomed a team from TX to play football against our U9 girls team. We were all very excited but a little bit nervous. From the first whistle the girls showed determination, sportsmanship and amazing team work. Rachel and Jasminh were strong in defense. Kashish did a great job getting the ball up the field. Bella and Saragh fought hard for every ball and never gave up. Asha had some good shots on goal. Emmee pulled off some fabulous saves in goal, diving all over to stop the shots. Rachel became striker and scored two powerful shots. Saragh sealed the win with a goal in the second half. Well done AP1 U9 girls.
Rachael Marshall, PE Teacher