The Yr 8 and Yr 9 football teams travelled over to Kelvin Hall this week for the semi-final of the Hull Schools Cup.
The Yr 8 team had several players missing due to injuries and suspension.
- Kieran B
- TJ L
- Charlie L
- James F
- Callum A
- Declan Opie
- George S
Louis Gibson dropped due to behaviour
Lewis Crossman injured
Hull City meeting Ryan Hall
The boys started of brightly with James Frederick and TJ L dominating the midfield in the opening stages of the game. Very few chances were created in the opening plays of the games, with both teams cancelling out each others attacks.
Liam Beet was then called into action pulling off two remarkable one Vs one saves, keeping SAN in the game. Declan Opie was then denied by the 6ft 6 Kelvin goalkeeper. The whistle blew to signal the end of the first half, with both teams confident that they could find the games 1st goal in the second half.
SAN started brightly in the second half and were unlucky to not find the opening goal of the game. The minutes slowly ticked by, with both teams finding it hard to finish the chances that they created.
With 8 minutes left on the clock, Kelvin broke the deadlock with a counter attack. SAN tried to tie up the game and pushed more and more players forward, this lead to TJ being bundled over in the penalty area. However, TJ struck the penalty straight down the goalkeepers throat. Kelvin then scored 2 more late goals in the final 3 minutes, to leave the game 3-0, a scoreline that did not sum up the overall 90 minutes of the game.
Yr 9 team
- Ryan B
- Josh R
A game of two halves, SAN dominated the 1st half creating chance after chance, however, with the prolific goal scorer Sam Miles out of the team due to injury, SAN found it difficult to find the back of the net. The next 10 minutes SAN looked a little calmer in possession of the ball and it was inevitable that the deadline would be broken. Tom Downing and Alfie scored in quick succession to make the game 2-0 at half team. With Kelvin Hall being limited to only one shot on goal.
The second half started off in the same manner with SAN creating chance after chance, however, they lacked composure in the final pass again.
Kelvin Hall then scored two quick goals, a dream of a free kick from over 35 yards out and mix up in the SAN defence, leaving Kelvin with an easy tap in. This left the final score 2-2, even though the shot count was 25-3 in favour of SAN.
8 minutes of extra time on the clock and Alfie turned on the style hitting the post and forcing the goalkeeper to pull off two fantastic saves. Riley then fluffed his lines with a 1Vs 1 opportunity, smashing the ball down the middle of the goal, straight into the arms of the keeper.
Kelvin then broke from the corner with a long ball down the line, a miscommunication between Callum and Ali lead to the Kelvin striker stroking the ball past Serban, who tried to cut down the angle of the striker. The referee blew the final whistle, leaving the SAN team with their heads in their hands.