U11 football v Grantham Prep (H)

The U11 Football team kicked off their season this week, with the visit of Grantham Prep. Led by captain, Martha, the A Team took a little time to find their stride but any nerves evaporated when Kyle dispatched the opening goal, flicking home a long throw.  Shortly after, Brodie doubled the lead tucking away a neat finish and Kyle grabbed his second, to take the game away from Grantham. The visitors did manage to pinch one back on the break, as a cross deceived, the excellent, Shahid in goal and nestled in the bottom corner. However, this merely proved a consolation, as Olly fired in number four. A super result, with lots of positives.

Final score: Highfields A    4 – 1    Grantham A 

POTM- Shahid- Sweeper keeper 🙂

Across the field, the  B team made a strong start with an early goal from Arthur. After a lovely piece of dribbling, he showed great composure to find the bottom corner of the net. Sam and George in defence did an excellent job at keeping the team in shape and putting in some strong tackles. After a good spell of passing, Arthur made it 2-0 to Highfields. On the stroke of half time, Arthur added to his tally with another goal to put the team in command at half time. George made it 4-0 with a great finish into the top corner after a lovely assist from Ben on the right wing. Arthur managed to get his hat-trick in the last few minutes to top off a great game for Highfields. Notable mentions must go to Will N and Harry C as they came into defence at half time and put in a solid performance at the back and even contributing to forward play. Also, to Angus in goal, who when called upon was calm and confident when tested and also for helping to organise the team from the back.

Final score: Highfields B    5-0    Grantham B 

POTM: Arthur gets the man of the match for his brilliant hat-trick, showcasing some great finishing in front of goal.