U18 boys win quarter final match!
It seems a long time ago when the boys beat Rishworth school to progress on to the quarter final of the Society of Heads’ Cup. There has been ups and down along the way, but one thing is for sure; the boys have grown and develop as individuals and as a team since the beginning of the season.
As match day approach there was buzz around school at the thought of an away day trip to Ackworth, with a semi final place at stake. With the bus packed and everyone on board the boys set off for the match. Some 2 hours later screams from the back of the bus could be heard, ‘McDonalds! McDonalds!’ Mr Warburton had promised a trip to McDonalds if the team performed well and managed to win. A decision he would later regret!
The team had a good warm up and there was sense of optimism in the air as they lined up ready for kick off. It was good start by both teams with nothing in it. Captain Sam H produced some good saves, whilst Max B came close at the other end. Then a corner to Westholme saw a brilliant cross in by Shuresh and our centre back Joseph McG pops up with the all important finish in to the back of the net – 1-0 Westholme!
That didn’t stop Ackworth playing some good football and forcing some excellent tackles by our mid field trio of Thomas, Hammaad and Matthew. However, a break down the left hand side and a quick fire shot saw Ackworth equalise.
Half Time – 1-1.
The second half started much like the first with chances at both ends, but as time progressed Matthew P, Thomas P and Hammaad K took control on the midfield and Westholme started to dominate. However, with extra-time looming large it looked like Westholme weren’t going to find a way through. That is until Max B broke the deadlock with a great finish, 2-1 Westholme! We weren’t finished there as we continued to press on to the look for the 3rd. Shuresh G made some great runs down the wing pinning their defence back and ultimately tiring Ackworth out. Then with minutes remaining came Max’s 2nd and Westholme’s 3rd goal, another great finish into the roof of the net.
Full Time – 3-1.
What a tremendous match and joyous occasion for the boys. The 3-1 win sees them progress onto the semi final on the cup and a McDonalds on the way home!
These are the occasion the boys will look back on and have great memories of their time at Westholme. Well done everyone!