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Church of England Junior School

ESFA U10 Schools’ Hampshire County Football Finals

St Mary's celebrate a worthy third place.

Following on from our year 5’s victory at the Under 10s Basingstoke Schools Football finals a few weeks ago, the team took to the field again. The boys took part in the ESFA U10s Hampshire Schools County finals held in Southampton. This time they played 5 matches against teams from Portsmouth, Havant, Eastleigh, Fareham and Southampton. The afternoon started well with Games 1 and 2 being played on pitch 3 and both matches resulting in a draw. After a quick switch to pitch 2 the boys settled into their game with a 1-0 win to secure 3 points. The last two matches were played on pitch 1 and a winning streak secured another 3 points for game 4. Portsmouth made the boys defend hard, but unfortunately, our first defeat came to the overall competition winners. The day was wrapped up with a presentation ceremony, where St. Mary’s celebrated a worthy 3rd place. The experience has been a fantastic opportunity for the boys and throughout the competition they produced some great football and gracious sportsmanship. Well done boys and thank you to all our spectators who assisted with travel and support without your help these events would not take place.