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On Tuesday 2nd October, some of our Year 6 boys took part in the annual Year 6 Primary Predator tournament, along with 23 other Primary schools from Bournemouth.
We were drawn in Group 1 alongside St. Michaels’, St.Walburga’s, King’s Park, The Park and St. Martin’s.
After a nervous first half, we swept aside St. Martin’s 3-0 in the first game, with Ollie grabbing 2 goals and James adding to the score line.
St. Walburga’s were next up and we dominated the game winning 5-0, a brace apiece from Danny and Ollie, and another from James made it a comfortable game to watch.
We beat the Park school 4-0 in our third group game, with Danny and James grabbing 2 each.
St. Michael’s scored first against us in the next game, but the boys showed tremendous resilience coming from behind to win 4-1, Jack, James, Danny and Ollie sharing the goals.
Finally, we faced King’s Park, knowing a win would see us topping the group and progressing to the semi-finals. We won 4-0, with Charlie’s header accompanied by James, Danny and Ollie goals.
The semi-finals saw all of the 4 group winners pitted against each other.
St. James’ v St. Luke’s’
Corpus Christi v Winton
After a tactical reshuffle, playing Ollie further back, we took an early lead through James, however, in the dying seconds St. Luke’s equalised with a stunning strike that beat Leo in the top corner. With the scores level at 1-1, extra time was needed. The spectators were feeling the pressure! Danny put us 2-1 ahead, followed by James breaking clear and adding a third eased the tension. Despite conceding a late goal, we triumphed 3-2.
The final awaited…..
Corpus Christi (who beat us last year) lay in wait.
Finals are always a tense affair, with tight defending from Harvey, Ethan and Dylan, keeping the score at 0-0, chances were few and far between and at half time it was predictably 0-0.
The second half followed a similar pattern with defences on top, until the last minute, when James received the ball on the half way line and turned his defender before taking the ball to the edge of the area and unleashing a low shot the nestled in the back of the net. 1-0. Now we had to defend the final seconds, which they did.
We had done it! Town champions! We now go on to represent Bournemouth in the County finals on November 30th.
Huge congratulations to all of the team, and a big thank you to our supporters who cheered and cried throughout!