The captain’s word…….

“On Tuesday 7th December the Year 10 football team began their journey to defend the Croydon Cup, which they won in Year 7 and has not been played again since, due to the pandemic. The biggest challenge we had to face during the game was the terrible weather conditions that both teams had to deal with. The weather was so bad that the game had to be stopped for 5 minutes after a brief spell of hail stones. Due to this weather, both coaches agreed to make the game shorter and cut it down to two 25-minute halves.

“Quest made a quick start to the game taking an early lead through Nutakor just before the hail stones caused a break in play. As the first half resumed, Bedir doubled our lead with a shot from distance finding the bottom corner. Shirley High attempted to mount a comeback by scoring from a corner to make it 2-1 but some good football from Quest led to two more goals being finished off by Noiki and Ebanks meaning we entered half time with a 4-1 lead.

“The second half started similarly to the first, with Quest very much on top and dominating, further shown by Hayford hitting a powerful strike finding the bottom corner. This was followed up by another Bedir goal which also found the bottom corner from distance. Hayford ended the scoring with a neat finish into the roof of the net after a powerful run, meaning that we ran out 7-1 winners in a very convincing performance.

“We now face Trinity away in the quarter final of the Croydon Cup who we have already beat 8-1 in the 3rd round of the National Cup earlier on in the season.”

Oscar Moor 10.2 (Captain for year 10)