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Intense Year 8 Football Match

 

Yesterday our year 8 boys played against Allerton High School.

Wednesday 24th October saw our year 8 football team play against Allerton High School. Unfortunately, we lost 6-4, but the boys did us proud once again.

Mr Major said "I cannot stress enough how much this team has grown from strength to strength. Each player played out of their skin demonstrating our core values to the letter."

Each student showed amazing resilience and skill, read about the game highlights below.

Archie, who is not our number 1 keeper, stepped in last minute due to Jake, our goal keeper, going home poorly. Archie made some fantastic saves; at one point we are pretty sure we saw him fly. 

Hamza and Ashton the teams centre backs are the veins of the team, constantly communicating and making sure everyone knew their role, demonstrating great leadership. Ashton also scored a bullet header to see Leeds East Academy 1-0 up.

Jack and Callum who are the left and right backs stepped into these positions not really playing there before, but demonstrating fantastic strength and pace helping the wingers throughout the game. 

Sisco, Oliwier and Fernando are a force to be reckoned with. During the match Sisco was playing the holding Centre Midfield, letting both Oliwier and Fernando use their fantastic footwork to outwit the opposition. 

Ashley and Filipe the teams wingers are always consistent, Filipe has fantastic dribbling ability and today showed he could also shoot. He scored a fantastic goal from a corner kick. Ashley, again consistently running up and down the wing putting some fantastic balls in the box. 

Harry, our striker, scored his first goal for Leeds East Academy yesterday. He managed to beat the offside trap and slot a perfectly placed goal in the bottom corner. Harry was also man of the match due to hard work throughout the game. 

Tom and Mahamadou were the subs during the match. Both came on in the second half and made a great impact to the team. Tom made some great passes forward to help the attack. 

Ashley dad (who watches every game) spoke with the team at the end of the match and expressed how happy he is to see the team getting better every game.

After the teams strong performance, Mr Major commented "I would just like to say a massive thank you to all staff who came out to support the boys. They could not believe it. One of the students said ‘I can’t believe teachers came to watch us sir’. I told them they are the talk of the school."

We are proud of our Year 8 football team and we look forward to their next match.