A team of Year 2 footballers represented the school in a friendly fixture against Duchy School, here at BCPS on Tuesday 30 January.
The team were very excited about the opportunity to wear the school kit and play in a match for school and demonstrated this in the way they started the match at a strong pace, putting the Duchy goal under heavy pressure throughout and were rewarded for their efforts with a 4-0 lead at half-time, with Harrison P, Josh and Jai-Jai all scoring. This was further supported by some great efforts in winning the ball back from Matthew and Aafia.
As the game moved into the second half Broadclyst continued to play entertaining football, moving the ball all around the pitch despite the soggy conditions, which kept the crowd of spectators entertained. Furthermore, the team managed to score four more goals in the second half, the highlight being Harrison K scoring a superbly taken half-volley into the top corner of the goal. Despite this, Duchy created their own opportunities but it was thanks to an excellent save from Josef and the efforts of Sophie and Finlay in not only closing the ball down but creating attacking opportunities from this, that they won the game.
The entire team were rightfully proud of their excellent achievement not only in winning 8-0 but also how well they worked as a team throughout. Finlay and Matthew first described the game as ‘fantastic and amazing’ before finally deciding that actually it was ‘more than fantastic and amazing!’