Football Tournament 2017
It has been a great term for football at Stonebow this year, with the Year 3/4 boys and Year 5/6 boys both taking part in the Loughborough Primary Academy Partnership East Charnwood football competitions.
The Year 5/6 boys were first up, competing with Hathern, Rendell and Cobden. The boys played three games in the group stage, losing one, drawing one and winning one, giving them four points. A penalty shootout decided whether they contested the final or not, due to another team being on the same points and goal difference. The boys held their nerve and won the shootout to secure their place in the final, playing Hathern, the only team to previously beat us. With one minute to play, Harry made a superb strike, which was enough for the boys to take the crown. An excellent performance from all Year 5/6 boys: Harry, Reece, Ben, Romeo, Josh, Ahmed, George and Jacob.
We then hosted the Year 3/4 boys competition, this gave us a good advantage playing on home turf. With Hathern, Rendell, Cobden and Robert Bakewell making the trip here, we had a jam packed afternoon of football. Each team played each other once, the top two would contest the final. The boys put in a truly exquisite afternoon of performances, playing four, winning two and drawing two, leaving them unbeaten, but also the only side not to concede a single goal. It was these performances that booked them a spot in the final against local school Robert Bakewell, who were also unbeaten. It was a very well contested final with a piece of individual brilliance proving the difference, as Zak struck the ball from outside the box and in to the top corner to put the hosts 1-0 up. It was this goal that won the game, as the clock ran out on Robert Bakewell, leaving our boys on our own turf to take the crown. Once again a truly magnificent effort, not only to win the tournament unbeaten, but to also do so without conceding a single goal. This shows great effort and attitude from the team. A huge well done to Jai, Zak, Oliver, Joshua, Cameron, Aidan, Lucas, Kyle and Logan.
Two sets of champions inside the first term. An amazing start to the year of sport at Stonebow. Keep working hard in and out of lesson and more success will come our way. Mr Brewin—Sports Coach