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Milborne St Andrew Football Festival

On arrival we changed into our football boots ready for an afternoon of football, armed with our lucky mascot from Lucy, first up were The Prince of Wales School and with great defending from Amelia and Archie and great saves from Daniel P in goal, we deservedly drew this game 0-0, Thomas had our best chance in the game with a Beckham like shot from near the half way line. Broadmayne School were up next with a familiar face in their line up, Joe Arthy, we dominated this game and had several goalmouth scrambles with Olly running the show from midfield but just couldn't force the ball home, we then let in a breakaway goal and lost 1-0. We played the hosts Milborne School in our 3rd game, George played his best game yet and went on an amazing solo run and shot just wide and then not long after Toby sent in a powerful shot which cannoned back off the post! We were then hit with an unlucky goal that squirmed underneath the hands of our goalie and lost narrowly 1-0. After some well earned orange squash, biscuits and cake (kindly purchased by Mrs Horsington) we played St Mary's School and were under pressure straight away and went down to an early goal, however we then counter attacked ourselves and Thomas was sent through by a superb ball from Katie to go one on one with their keeper and without a fantastic save we would have levelled the score, Katie also defended with determined tenacity but was unable to keep out another shot and we lost 2-0. Our final game was against Winterborne School, with Hannah and Eden defending for their lives that left Toby and George to attack with both going close but again drawing a blank, 0-0. Everyone enjoyed playing and went home with smiles on their faces, Mrs Price and Miss Nottley were proud at how courteous, caring and confident they all were. Special mentions to Mrs Horsington for transporting to and from school and Mr & Mrs Beresford and Toby's grandparents, huge thank you to you all for coming to support the team. 

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