Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Football Season Returns!

February marked the return of the school football calendar, bringing with it a great level of anticipation from the Chingford boys. Though adverse weather played devil's advocate to our planning, we were still able to compete across a multitude of fixtures, producing some truly stunning results.

The worsening weather, personified only as Storm Doris, wrecked havoc on our Year 8's performance last week. They put in a valiant effort but were narrowly defeated 1-0 by Walthamstow Academy, a result reflecting the difficult conditions as much as anything. This weather also ruled out a Year 10 fixture, with conditions deemed unplayable against Highams Park.

Though we were unfortunate in our Year 8 result, the Year 7 boys put in a performance to be proud of, thrashing Rushcroft 18-0 amidst murky conditions. Team manager Mr. Gordon was quick to praise his boys, though he did later refer to himself as 'God's gift to football management'. It was a result befitting of the Year 7's superiority throughout the campaign thus far, with a solitary defeat in the Essex Cup semi finals the only blot on their copybook.

Year 9 boys were also in inspired form this week, recording a 6-0 victory away at Heathcote in an all-or-nothing match that decided both league points and cup progression. Their team manager Mr. Westwood was delighted to get the win in a game that had to be rearranged several times.

"Despite our injuries and some less than ideal playing conditions, the boys were able to pull off a brilliant result. It was great to keep a clean sheet too!" Mr Westwood was also quick to praise one of his star players: "Ange Mulula (9C) in particular controlled and dominated the back line with confidence and professionalism. He was my man of the match."

With many more fixtures to come, Chingford will be hoping to continue their good run of form well into the summer. The commitment shown by the boys to turn up and give 100% despite less than ideal conditions is commendable, and though they did not all get the results they deserved they can be very proud of their efforts. Chingford PE Department are certainly hoping that the boys can continue to impress us throughout the season!

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