9 pupils from Year 5 and 6 attended the first Group A fixtures in the Exeter Primary Football League at St Peter’s School. For the five Year 5 pupils involved it was their first opportunity to play in the league, and there was considerable excitement from all involved before the fixtures started.
In the first game against Woodwater, the game started with a number of chances at both ends and Broadclyst fell behind to a well-worked team move. However they soon equalised through a powerful close-range finish from George just before half-time. As the second half began the scores were kept level through a number of saves by Ben before Harry put Broadclyst into the lead, which they were able to hold on to until the final whistle, even having a few chances to extend their lead.
In the second game against St. Nicholas, the team showed right from the kick off their increased understanding and team work, carving open the opposition on a number of occasions being thwarted by some excellent goalkeeping before Harry was able to score two goals in quick succession. The pressure on the St. Nicholas goal continued, with a number of moves being started from Fraser and Charlie at the back, and in the second half Otto took up a number of good positions in scoring a hat trick and George added a sixth goal to end the day with a resounding victory.
Despite starting their league campaign with a pair of victories, the most pleasing sight was how the entire team supported each other, including the substitutes in each game and the squad are now looking forward to their next fixtures on Monday 9th October.