Football away at Torrington

On the 11th of November two teams from years 5 and 6 travelled away to Great Torrington to play two football fixtures against Bluecoats Primary. 


The games were played side by side, one boys fixture, one girls. Sir took the boys for the first half, I took the girls. 


The boys played very well and grew into the game after a strong start from Bluecoats, the half finished 2-1 to our boys. 


On the girls side the performance was brilliant, the half finished 4-0 to our girls, they held an excellent shape, pressed the ball with energy and enthusiasm and got some powerful strikes away to go in strong leaders at half time. 


After swapping I saw the boys pull through an intense half, our passing game on a tight pitch was strong with some of the ball control from the forwards some of the best I have ever seen. Unfortunately for us Bluecoats had a very good goalkeeper who made some top notch saves, meaning we didn't add to our tally from the first half.


We closed the game out with a brilliant defensive display, George Stephens in goal was very strong claiming most of the balls that came his way through the air, coming out of goal to close down their forwards when necessary and making some brilliant saves as well.


The highlight of the match was Callum Hookway, Bluecoats managed to get the ball over George in goal, which is not easy, Callum raced through and acrobatically cleared the ball off of the line to save us from conceding and ultimately winning the game as the score remained 2-1 to Bradworthy until the end. 


The second half of the girls game was just as successful as the first, scoring another four goals and only conceding one to result in an emphatic win. The girls rotated off and on in various positions, controlling the game through the middle and creating lots of goal scoring chances with intense pressure on the Bluecoats goal. 


This was our first all girls fixture of the season I was delighted by how they performed and the girls thoroughly enjoyed it, hopefully there will be more to come soon.