Football results – Wednesday 28th September 2016

Charlton Kings Junior School (A) 0 – 3 Leckhampton Primary School (A)

Charlton Kings Junior School (B) 1 – 1 Leckhampton Primary School (B)

On a gloomy Wednesday afternoon, 18 boys and girls from Leckhampton Primary School lit up the fields of Charlton kings Junior School.  Every single one of them played with heart, spirit and masses of skill, and we should all be so proud of them.

In a competitive encounter, Leckhampton B team were unlucky not to win their opening match of the season.  After dominating much of the match and being deservedly 1-0 ahead at half time through a fine goal from Charlie Beardsmore , an unfortunate deflected goal from a corner cost them a deserved three points.  Betsy Gaze and Freddy Linton were given particularly high praise from spectators and coaches alike, and we wish Leckhampton B team a little more luck to go with their skills and dominance in their next encounter.

Put simply, Leckhampton A team blew everyone away.  Expertly coached throughout by Mr Cook, they had skill, desire, intelligence and ability, and would have been a match for any team on the day.  Leckhampton dominated throughout, with Noah Walker and James Chappell-Smith always looking dangerous, but midway through the second half the score remained locked at 0-0.  What the crowds witnessed next will live long in their memories.  Sam Cotton picked the ball up in his own half.  He jinked the ball onto his demon left foot and, Rio Ferdinand like, danced through Charlton Kings’ midfield as if they weren’t there, leaving player after player in his wake.  Intelligently, he played an exquisite one two with teammate Archie Hope before morphing into Gareth Bale himself, and thundering the ball into the far top corner with an unstoppable left footed shot!  Charlton Kings couldn’t believe it, and neither could the fans on the sidelines.  Through the rock solid Benjamin Grice and determination of James Estelrich, Archie Hope furthered Leckhampton’s lead to 3-0 with two excellent finishes later in the half; A more than impressive victory to start the season.

Well done to everyone involved!

Next match:

Tuesday 4th October vs St Greg’s