Play on the Pitch: Fantastic Footballers, Finalists in First Ever Amex Tournament!
Just before half term on Friday 26th May, 12 students from KS3 and KS4, travelled to the home of Brighton and Hove Albion FC, The Amex, to play in an invitational tournament! As the name suggests, the students actually got to play on the Amex pitch, and boy they didn’t disappoint!!!
Our superstars performed brilliantly from the start, earning a very impressive point after a 1-1 draw against a very good Downsview, thanks to a goal from Bobby and some very committed defending! In our second game, we started very positively against Hill Park, and went close many times before Kaden found the back of the net, earning us a 1-0 victory. This meant a win in our final group match would guarantee us a place in the final. It was another close game with chances at both ends, but then Tyler picked up the ball and hit it beautifully into the bottom corner. Some expert teamwork and collective defending ensured we saw this game out.
In the final, we faced Downsview who we had drawn with earlier in the tournament. It was another tough game and despite our students giving everything, we eventually lost 2-0. However, this must not take away how amazing our students were both on and off the pitch!!! They really were a true credit to the school! How many people can say they’ve played on The Amex pitch? How many people can say they’ve scored on The Amex pitch? How many people can say earnt their place in a final on The Amex pitch? How many people can say they’ve played in a final on the Amex pitch? The answer is not many, so a massive well done to all you!!!