Nine Year 5 and 6 pupils were looking to defend their unbeaten record in the Exeter Primary Football League fixtures at St Peter’s school on Monday 20th November.
BCPS were facing a much stronger challenge against teams from Exwick Heights and Clyst Heath who were both near the top of the table after the first two rounds. In the first game against Exwick Heights the team started slowly finding themselves 2-0 down relatively quickly but as the game went on they settled into their usual style of play and were able to come back to finish the game 2-2 thanks to goals from Ben and George.
The team went into the next game against Clyst Heath recognising the challenge that they were facing. Again they started slowly meaning that the team had to chase the game and showed some excellent team play and character to bring the scores level. There was not long left but the team managed to pull it back through goals from Harry and Charlie C in his first game this season. Unfortunately, Clyst Heath scored what turned out to be the winning goal despite some excellent defensive play from the team lead by Joel.
The team, despite not having as successful an outing as previously, showed their sporting side in working together to come back from losing positions in both games and as Charlie stated they enjoyed the experience despite the final result. The team have learnt from this experience, particularly in starting games quickly and are now looking forward to the next set of fixtures on the 11th December.