Finally, after 1 season of hard work and continuous practice, it was time for the most important (and most enjoyable event)... the City Championships! To make it even more interesting, it was hosted right here at BIS and there were more than 50 spectators watching.
Our first match was between EIS. Our first match of the season was against them and unfortunately we suffered a major loss (2-7). This match, we were determined to redeem ourselves and show the opponent that how much we had improved and the fact that having a loss only makes us better.
When the whistle blew to signal the start of the game, straight away, the strikers started putting pressure on the EIS players and started creating chances for the ball to go in. Throughout the game, we were focused on trying to defend the EIS players and allowing minimal chances for them to score. With the help of our defenders and goalkeeper, we were able to achieve this however, just before the 1st half ended, EIS managed to score a goal.
Afterwards, the 2nd half started and our players tried their best to put pressure on the opponents and shortly afterwards, Bach Lam scored a goal. We kept on trying to score more goals as the game progressed by, unfortunately, the whistle blew to signal the end of the 1st game.
Score: 1 - 1
After a long rest, we were told that we had to win this match against BVIS in order to advance to the final. We knew that this was important therefore when the whistle blew to signal the start of the game, we started to be really focus. A few of our strikers had tried pressuring the opponents and defenders and midfielders stopped the ball going into the goal. Before we knew it, the whistle blew signaling the end of the first half. At this point, pressure was building. As the 2nd match began, our defenders moved towards the opponents hoping to score a goal. Unluckily, the ball was fast approaching with multiple players and before the defenders could come back, BVIS scored a goal followed by another one afterwards. At this point, we were really upset and we tried our best to score 2 goals not only for our team but for our school. A lot of spectators supported and cheered on for BIS as we tried hard. After a little while, Bach Lam scored a goal.
Unfortunately, the whistle blew shortly afterwards signaling the end of the game and meaning that we would proceed to the 5th and 6th match.
Score: 1 - 2
We were really upset not to get into the final but we wanted to win this match therefore we were determined to end with a win. It was against SSIS. When the whistle blew to signal the start of the game, straight away, the strikers started creating chances causing their players to be confused and out of place. Soon, Bach Lam scored a goal. Throughout the remainder of the first half, we were focused on trying to defend the SSIS players and allowing minimal chances for them to score. With the help of our defenders and goalkeeper, we were able to create more chances. Before we could score anymore, the whistle blew signaling the end of the first half. Shortly afterwards, the 2nd half started. We knew that if we didn’t allow goals in, we would get 5th so we tried our best to maintain our current position. Throughout the remainder of the game, we tried and scored more goals but mainly trying to defend the goal and trying not to let SSIS score. When the whistle blew, it was confirmed that we won the 5th and 6th match resulting us to get 5th place overall.
Score: 1 - 0
Key players: As everyone in the team tried their best to show their improvement and skills throughout the tournament, it was impossible to decide who tried their hardest.
On behalf of the U14b football team we would like to thank our coach Mr Porter for coaching us throughout the season and always making sure that our team was the best it could possibly be before every fixture/tournament. We are grateful for letting him see each of our improvements throughout the season and we are glad we showed him this in the SISAC City Championships!