Barking & Dagenham/Havering Final
The Year 9 football team played Redden Court School at Dagenham and Redbridge football stadium on Friday 13th May. A rare mistake from Nehal allowed Redden Court to take an early lead, on the balance of possession both teams were evenly matched first half going in 1-1 at the break, after a superb equaliser from Gersi from 25 yards.
In the second half the boys were dominate in all areas of the pitch, Sameer was commanding at the back, Jon strong in all challenges and Nathan and Kieran a real nuisance for the defenders all game. Unfortunately, we couldn't find the second goal and it went to extra time. With only 10 seconds left before the final whistle, some sloppy play at the back enabled their winger to loop a deflected shot over Nehal and into the net, the boys were distraught!
However, even though they had lost they quickly walked over to their coach and the opposition players and shook hands, showing fantastic grace in defeat. The boys should feel proud and hold their heads high as they played some of the best football I have seen them play all season.