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Damers Football Tournament

Our team arrived eager and ready to play, with this being the first tournament for most of them. After warming up there was a group photo with the other teams taking part, Prince of Wales School and Damers School. Then we were off, our first match was against Damers Yellow, after a slow start with us finding our feet, we defended really well with Captain Archie leading the way and Daniel making some excellent saves in goal, but we let in a goal in the last minute, losing 1-0. Our second game was against Damers Blue, this one we went down to an early goal, however this did not get us down and we attacked down the wings with Freya and Harriet and were unlucky not to get an equalizer. Next up was Damers Red, this was by far our better game with Mason and Lulu determined not to let anything through their defence, however we let in a goal after Connor had superbly saved a shot but it unfortunately rebounded off one of their players straight back into the net, this made us more determined and between Angus and Katie we attacked with gusto and finally got the goal we deserved when Katie surged forward and slotted the ball past their keeper with a fantastic shot, we celebrated with the loudest cheer of the afternoon and Katie and a huge smile on her face, we drew that game 1-1. Lastly we played the Prince of Wales School, this was our hardest game, but we held our own for the first 5 minutes with some tough tackling from Lily, but we let 2 goals in in a minute and lost the game 2-0. Then after a well earned biscuit and some juice we headed back. Our players did the school proud and every single one enjoyed the afternoon and they were talking about the matches all the way back to school, with Mrs Price and Miss Nottley leaving with very sore throats from all the cheering!

A positive, purposeful and enthusiastic atmosphere

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