Redhill v Anson


On Thursday (6/10/16) evening Redhill’s football team travelled to Anson Primary School in Great Haywood for an eagerly anticipated match. Both schools had players from Years 3,4,5 and 6 in the team which will be the case for the majority of games this season.

The game began with Redhill kicking off and having the larger proportion of possession although there were chances for both teams. Despite being the stronger team it took until almost half time for Redhill to score when Shaun hit the ball on the full volley to score an absolutely fantastic goal with great technique. If England captain Wayne Rooney scores one half as good at Wembley tomorrow as Redhill’s captain it will be shown across the world for a long time.

During the half time break Redhill’s goalkeeper Kacper said he was bored as he hadn’t had much to do but this changed soon in the second half when Anson scored from a wide angle to equalise then literally seconds later got a second with a hard shot into the bottom corner.

Redhill found themselves 2-1 down after being 1 nil ahead but kept their nerve and after a few chances a goal came for Leon who hit the ball hard giving the Anson keeper no chance.

The game looked like it would end a draw with the two schools being very even but with about 3 minutes to go the ball fell to Leon again this time wide on the right who scored another brilliant goal to put Redhill 3-2 ahead.

Despite a nervy moment at the end when Anson had a free kick in a good position this was dealt with by Tyler and Arron and Redhill held on for a fabulous 3-2 victory.

This was a super performance and all 9 boys were a credit to Redhill. The spirit of the game was brilliant and staff and parents from both schools commented on how even and exciting the match was.

All of the players deserve huge praise but extra special mentions go to Correy and Logan who as Year 3s were on no way in awe of their older opponents, Leon for his two goals and Shaun who as captain led by example and was singled out by Anson’s headteacher and referee Mr Howard for his fabulous manners, sportsmanship and attitude.

Well done