The Abbey 6 – 1 St Philips
Adams 2, Jordan 2, Nash 1, Saville 1
The KS3 Abbey side start the season as they finished the last,
courtesy of an emphatic victory over St Philips.
The Greens controlled the game from the off with a solid back line, a high intensity game plan, combined with a devastating attack.
The first goal arrived early on, with Zara volleying home from a corner, her first for the school. The dominance continued with a solid defensive performance allowing Edward, JJ , Will, & debutant Jacob to unravel the opposition defence on numerous occasions, only the woodwork and some rushed finishes keeping the score at 1-0. Just before halftime, Tom pulled off an incredible save, tipping over a shot destined for the top corner; keeping the score at 1-0 at the break.
The second half began in a similar manner to the first, with St Philips being forced to park the bus. It wasn’t long before the ball was nestling in the goal though, as Adams cut inside on his right foot after beating three defenders, then slotting home. On the next attack, a similar move with the same end result made it 3-0 and two for Adams.
The third goal seemed to wake up St Philips, who piled on the pressure for a spell. They got their just rewards when they capitalised on a defensive mix-up to make it 3-1.
Following this, captain Adams rallied his troops around the centre circle, demanding the intensity back. It seemed to work, as a great counter attack was finished off by Nash, who (nut)megged the keeper. Jordan then struck a first time effort from distance straight into the top corner, even Mr Aspinall was lost for words. Jordan then got his second of the game when he took down a long ball with ease, running into the box before placing the ball out of the keeper’s reach.
Even though it was stressed that it’s only the first game of the season, Mr Packham & Mr Molloy had witnessed possibly the best attacking performance from an Abbey team. Cross-curricular links were definitely achieved, as it was “Poetry in Motion”.