Under 13’s Football Team Crowned Maidstone School Champions
In the battle of the Maidstone Schools elite teams our boys were victorious!
Having won all their league matches and finishing top of their group, the team were rewarded with a direct place in the final against Maidstone Grammar School for Boys (MGS). They went into the match having stretched their domestic unbeaten run for two years and having won the championship league the year before.
The match opened in favour of the opposition, with MGS testing our defence and goalkeeper early on. However, soon after our boys settled and launched in a number of counter attacks with Riley C and Sam W threatening with their speed and dribbling ability. Halfway through the first half Riley C broke the deadlock following some outstanding play from our Captain Ryan H and his centre midfield partner Harvey J. By this stage our boys were in full control of the match; dominating in possession and entertaining the crowd with a fantastic style of play. The team went on to extend the lead with Sam W and ended up going into the break with a comfortable lead.
Following the break, the boys continued with the same attitude and their hard work paid off at the end of the match. The boys won the final three goals to one with Riley C scoring a third for the team and second for himself. The result was frequently protected by our consistently outstanding defence who were able to cope with MGS counter-attacks throughout the game.
The boys have had an incredible season having also reached the semi-final of the Kent Cup and, with Mr Nimani, are aiming even higher next year – to reach the final of the Kent Cup.