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Footballers finish successful season

The football season ended for the senior boys this week. The A team had progressed to the quarter finals of both the Newark Cup and the Nottinghamshire Cup.

On Thursday we travelled to Jesse Gray in West Bridgford. It was a fast-paced, exciting and skillful match. We more than held our own and with a bit more luck could have easily come away victorious. However Jesse Gray scored late in the first half and then scored twice more in the final two minutes as we pressed for an equaliser. The boys played excellently and were a credit to the school in defeat. Good luck to Jesse Gray in the semi final.

On Friday we hosted Coddington who have been a bit of a 'bogey team' for us this year. We went ahead early, Gabriel Jenkins finishing coolly in the bottom corner, but went behind before half time. A tactical switch saw Elias move up front and this quickly paid off when he squared for Dean Billy to score the equaliser and take the game to extra time. What had looked like a managerial masterstroke did not pay further dividends however and Coddington scored two late goals to finish 4-2 winners.

The boys again played excellently and should be extremely proud of a season that has seen them crowned as Autumn Flowserve champions and Nottinghamshire 5-a-side champions.

Both A and B teams are waiting for other schools to finish their league fixtures to see if they have held onto second place in their leagues.

Thank you to all the boys who have played this season and the parents who have been there every step of the way.