ST MATTHEW’S 3:1 RAMRIDGE
On September 29th, the Year 5 and 6 football team hosted Ramridge Primary School in what was to be a tough encounter. After the Owls lost their first match, the boys knew they needed to get a good result against a strong Ramridge side. The boys got what they deserved with a hard fought 3-1 win.
The Owls started the match on the back foot, with Ramridge scoring within the opening few minutes making the task even harder. The team battled hard, and were dominating the game. Tyreece then popped up with a moment of magic lobbing the ball over the Ramridge goalkeeper making it 1-1 on the ninth minute. The boys sensed the opportunity and continued to push for the 2nd goal, and it came from a stunning strike from Arnis in the sixteenth minute. Half time score 2-1 to the St Matthews team.
The second half began with some good play from Ramridge, who were up for the battle. Having changed goalkeeper at half time, John who replaced Callum made some great saves to keep the boys ahead. The boys dug in and worked extremely hard to make sure Ramridge didn’t score, and their hard worked paid off a few minutes from time with Arnis slotting home the Owls’ third goal.
Speaking after the match, Mr Chaplen said:
“The overall attitude and effort of the boys on and off the pitch paid off in today’s result, which is proven by the score.”
Man of the Match Opeyemi had this to say after the game:
“We played well, were organised and protected our goalkeeper and we caused Ramridge’s defence problems.”
The Owls’ next game is against Warden Hill on October 14th.
Team: Arnis, Callum, Corey, Jermaine, John, Opeyemi, Saqib, Shamil, Teo, Tyreece.