The players were put into a group with Confey College, One out of two Pipers Hill Teams and St Paul's from Monestervein.
We played St Paul's first where the result ended in a 2-1 win. Wahris Ayinde scored the first goal with a fine shot from outside the keepers area. The second goal came from Wahris again picking up the ball from a hard fought tackle from an opposition player where he assisted a goal from Mazin Ahmed who slotted home from an acute angle in a neat far corner shot. Oliver Lahtinen-Kalsi put in a solid display in goals preventing many shots from going in. Excellent performance from Ibrahim Babiker who was very strong in a defensive position and read the play well to keep the opponents out.
Our second group game came against a strong Piper's Hill Squad which ended in a 1-0 victory. Alex Donnelly Swift had an excellent game in this fixture controlling the play around him with some excellent footwork. Piper's Hill had some shots which were very close with some chances hitting the posts. Sam Flynn Scored the last minute winner with a well struck shot which the keeper couldn't keep out as he lay on the ground watching the ball go over the line after getting fingertips to it.
Our last group game was against Confey College ended our group games with another win with a 6-0 score line. The first goal came from a Sam chip which ended up with Wahris scoring a header in the first minute of time. Sam scored the second goal from a wide right position as he slotted in accurately into the far left post from a long range. The same two scored again. Wahris got on the scoresheet again from a goal from a right sided position while Sam scored a near replica goal to his last from a wide right position again. The next two goals came from a pair that complimented each other. Sean Joyce provided the assists for the next two goals while Kevin Reilly converted the goals across goal. Sean's assists showed tremendous skill and quick thinking to set up the goals. His first was a drag back and a back heel into the path of Kevin Reilly while his second consisted of a so called flick-flap past an opponent and again placed in the path of Kevin. Some excellent skills were displayed by all in this game.
Our merited performances led the team into the final where they played against the 2nd of the two Piper's Hill squads. With the team's confidence high, and a team talk to get them going, they headed into their final game. It was an excellent performance by both teams. Piper's hill broke the deadlock in the 8th minute with two quick and well taken shots in our half. Wahris created a goal with 2 minutes left in the game. Sam took an excellent shot which the keeper saved and the 12 minute match was over.
An exciting experience for the boys where they represented our school to a high level during the competition. Excellent footwork, goals and teamwork from all who stepped on the playing field. Well done to them all and look forward to a promising league campaign after Christmas.