Football Result – Thursday 5th May – Boys Under 11 7-a-side Ron Matthews Trophy
As a result of finishing runners up in the Karnival Tournament (back in November), we were invited to take part in the annual Nottingham Forest Schools' Night. This meant we got to play at the home of one of England's most famous football teams – the City Ground.
The first game of the night was our semi-final against the Karnival West League winners, giving us chance to reach the finals of the Ron Matthews Trophy for the first time since 2013 (if we were to win).
This 10 minute match was a fairly one sided affair, with us hitting the post twice and missing an open goal. Unfortunately, this meant the game ended:
Whitemoor Academy 0 – 0 Rosslyn Park (so went to penalties)
In the first of our spot kicks, Lynden missed but thankfully so did the opposition. Luke, Oskar, Solomon, Mason, Declan and their Rosslyn counter parts all converted the following 10 penalties. Richard was next and buried his kick, then up stepped Rosslyn's goalkeeper… However, Vlad made a terrific save – meaning we qualified for the finals!
In this all important match, our players fought like warriors – doing the themselves and the school proud. The hugely deserved result was as follows:
Whitemoor Academy 2 – 1 Sycamore Primary
Man of the Tournament: Vlad A