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Yr 3-4 Football Tournament - 12th October

“Excellent” Play Wins The Day At Yr 3-4 Football Event


This week it was the turn of our Yr 3-4 Footballers to step onto the pitch for an afternoon of competitive soccer. We waved off 16 excited players on the day, all keen to show their sportsmanship and fly the flag for our We CARE values.

The format of the event saw two leagues, each split into two groups, with the top four teams going into play-offs for silverware, so this meant a full-on afternoon of football. Each match lasted ten minutes, with no half time and rolling substitutions, which kept the team managers busy making sure that everyone got equal time on the pitch. A huge thank you to Mrs Hurcombe and Mrs Rand for managing the teams all afternoon.

In League 1 group stages, the Milford Lions managed two wins in three games, placing them second in the table and into the play-offs, where the placed Lymington Juniors, who came second in their group. Despite a spirited performance in their final match, Lymington won the game pushing our boys out of the medal positions into fourth place overall. Mrs Rand was so impressed with the way that children performed, both on the pitch and off and reported that “The boys were amazing and showed great teamwork, resilience and respect all afternoon. Everyone in the Lions was a superstar, but Jago and Oscar deserve a special mention: Jago for his team play and Oscar for being awarded the RESPECT wristband from the PSP staff.

In League 2, the Milford Tigers won all of their group stage matches, giving them a tough play-off match against the winners of group 2, Pennington Juniors. This last game was a real edge-of-the-seat affair, as both teams were very evenly matched and in the end was settled by a single goal: Milford Tigers 1, Pennington Juniors 0. Congratulations to our tigers who remained unbeaten all afternoon and finished top of their group. Their efforts saw them awarded the Legaue 2 shield, but pleased as she was with the result, Mrs Hurcombe was more impressed with the teamwork and sportsmanship shown by the whole team, describing their performance and behaviour as “excellent.” A special well done to Freddie, who was awarded the RESPECT wristband from the PSP staff.

A huge well done to all 16 players for representing the school and its values so well and for their effort and for the Respect they showed all afternoon. Thank you to Mrs Rand and to Mrs Hurcombe for managing the teams and finally, thank you to all the parents who helped with transport and to those who stayed and supported the Lions and Tigers during the event.

Next week we will be sending two teams to the Yr 5-6 event.