Clockhouse took the short journey to Crownfield Infant School to take part in the Alex Field Memorial Tournament.
A great day, for a great cause that has got bigger and bigger each year. Clockhouse started the 5-a-side tournament with a 0-0 game against Parklands. This was frustratingly followed by another scoreless game against Rise Park. Defensively Clocks looked solid but a lack of shots equalled a lack of goals.
A change of strategy for the next game saw Clockhouse explode into action. A 2-0 win thanks to goals from Nathan B and Finn N helped Clockhouse glide past Scotts.
The goals were now free flowing. Clockhouse beating St Patricks 3-0 thanks to Nathan B's 2nd goal of the day and a double from Ellas R. A very strong performance as the scoreline showed.
Clockhouse next faced a strong St Joseph's side. The game went back and forth with both sides testing two equally good goalkeepers and somehow a frantic game finished 0-0.
A Teddy M strike ensured Clockhouse got the points in the next game against Langtons. His goal combined with yet another clean sheet for Harry S was enough for Clocks.
Last game before the knockout stages finished with no score against hosts Crownfield. The reactions of the Crownfield keeper keeping Clockhouse from taking another victory.
It was now semi-final time and again Clockhouse faced Crownfield. For the first time in the tournament Clockhouse conceded. But the belief and determination from the Year 2 boys was clear to see and they were rewarded when Teddy M equalised to take the game to penalties. Clockhouse were perfect from the spot Finn N, Ellas R, Teddy M and Nathan M all scoring. Harry S making the vital save to send Clockhouse into the final 4-3.
Clockhouse faced their toughest test meeting St Joseph's in the final. In a copy of the group game both sides had a chance to win the game but neither team could get the ball in the net so the final was also to be decided on penalties. Harry S made 2 big saves while Finn N and Teddy M made their spot kicks count and Clockhouse were officially winners of the Alex Field Memorial Tournament.
Mr Yarrow commented on the achievement saying 'CCCHHHAAAMMMPPPIIOOONNNS!!!!!!
What a great performance form the boys, I couldn't be prouder of the work rate and belief these boys have. The smiles on their faces will not be forgotten anytime soon!
We must take a minute to remember the young lad Alex Field from Crownfield. His legacy has provided opportunities for many years for year 2 pupils to enjoy football for an amazing cause. Thank you to his family for turning up to present the trophy / medals.
Thank you to our parents for their support.
The team conceded just one goal in normal time this is a massive achievement and to win the tournament was one of the biggest sporting achievements this academic year.
Well done boys!!!!!
What I thought was particularly deserving of a mention is the current year 4 boys won this competition 2 years ago. Once I returned to school and some of them see the trophy they were full of praise and compliments for the current year 2 team who brought the trophy back to Clockhouse. It is great seeing camaraderie through sport throughout the school. Sportsmanship is something I feel strongly about and gestures like this clearly shows the future of sport at Clockhouse is in safe hands!!!
Once again congratulations to the team!'
SQUAD: Harry S, Frankie S, Ellas R (c), Finn N, Teddy M andNathan B.
PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT: Harry S