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Year 6 EFL Cup

Yesterday the St. John’s football team took place in Year 6 EFL Cup at Cressex Park Synthetic Football Pitch with chance to play at Wembley Stadium. It was a two-round competition: a group stage where we played each team in our group twice and a second group to decide who won the tournament.


Group Stage


Game One

Disraeli School. This was a very tight game where both sides played well, we were very unlucky not to win the game as we had a couple great chances that could have won us the game. End result: Disraeli School 0-0 St. John’s. The man of the match was Oliver due to his outstanding effort.


Game Two

Our Ladies. This was a very one-sided game; the end result was 4-0 St. John’s. Edward was very unlucky not to score, he hit the post several times. Oliver scored two brilliant goals and Louis and Neh got on the score sheet as well. The man of the match was Edward because of his amazing efforts and multiple assists.


Game Three

Disraeli School. Yet again this was a very equal match and the two teams could not be separated. There were many great chances but neither teams could get on the score sheet. The final result was 0-0. The man of the match was Xander for his great work in defence to keep the opposition quiet all game.


Game Four

Our Ladies. Another incredibly good performance from St. John’s managing to put in three wonderful goals finished by Edward, Xander and Oliver. James played an absolute stormer in goal, saving multiple shots and for that reason he was man of the match.


We won our group comfortably without conceding a single goal. St. John’s were through to the next round to compete once again for the chance to play at Wembley Stadium. This would be a challenge, we will play three more game against the teams that won their group: Manor Farm, Stoke Poges and Tylers Green.


Round Two


Game One

This was a very tough game, both teams played phenomenally but it was goalless.  There were lots of chances but neither team could score. The man of the match was Lewis because of his incredible efforts in defence keeping the opposing striker quiet all game. Final result 0-0.


Game Two

Stoke Poges. This game was the most challenging as Stoke Poges are a very good team. The other team opened the score sheet with a tap-in from a couple yards out. Louis scored a stunning chip over their keeper to salvage a tie. The man of the match was Daniel due to his ability to control the pitch.


Game Three

This was the last game of the tournament against Tylers Green. They scored the first goal with a simple rebound to beat James at his far post. Then, after a few minutes of us conceding the goal Edward scored a screamer from the half way line, giving St. Johns hope. Neh had a good chance to put us in the lead but couldn’t quite finish it. In the last couple minutes Tylers Green scored another goal to give them the victory. Louis and Neh shared man of the match due to the excellent efforts.


We played very well in all of our matches and came third place out of sixteen teams.


Thank you, Miss Moulder and Mr Bundock, for coaching our team.