Sunday 16 November, 2014
Bill McIlvrdie Cup round 1 Yr 5/6 boys
The boys were handed a very tough first round draw in the form of Francis Baily. However they headed to the opening fixture of their season in a confident mood despite wet and windy conditions.
Both teams started strongly but it was Francis Baily who opened the scoring taking the lead 1-0. However Compton equalised soon after through an inch perfect free kick from Fynn who found the top corner. The game continued to ebb and flow, and despite a few good chances, again Compton found themselves a goal behind. Things looked as though they would get worse when Francis Baily were awarded a penalty but the crossbar came to Compton’s rescue.
The boys regrouped at half time and came out firing in the second half. Ethan quickly pounced to equalise before David scored an incredible solo goal; running from his own half and beating 3 players before finding the back of the net to put Compton 3-2 up. Despite some excellent defending from Toby, Elliot, Brandon and some excellent saves from Charlie, Francis Baily scored an equaliser before taking a 4-3 lead with 2 minutes remaining. However Compton showed fantastic resilience to force a late equaliser. After forcing a corner Compton were awarded a penalty and Fynn kept his cool to slot the ball into the corner.
This meant extra time and despite tiring legs Compton continued to look strong and Finlay scored with a stunning strike from the edge of the area to put Compton 5-4 up! The boys pushed on and Oscar sealed the game with a well-placed finish to make the final score 6-4.
All of the boys should be incredibly proud of how they played. It was a nerve-racking game to watch! They go on to play Welford and Wickham in the second round.
Charlie C (GK), Toby G, Elliot J, Brandon R, Hallam K, David G, Fynn C (C), Finlay H (MOTM), Oscar J, Ethan H, James F.