Mr Holliday's Year 8 Team continued a fine run of form in the U13 District Division 1 this week. The team scored 16 goals in two games, demonstrating the threat they pose going forward.
Monday 20th October
Arthur Terry 5-3 John Wilmott
Arthur Terry faced a much tougher test against John Wilmott than the side they faced in last years League competition. A much improved opponent made Arthur Terry work for the victory. Arthur Terry missed a string of simple chances early on and took time to settle into the game. Kai Knight continued an outstanding run of goal scoring form with 2 goals. Charlie Painter got his first goal for the school, firing in from a knock down in the box. Dylan Russell and Luke Barnett also got themselves on the score sheet with neat finishes to complete the victory.
Man of the Match: Jack Hawkins for tireless work rate on the Left Wing and quality of deliveries into the box.
Wednesday 22nd October
Arthur Terry 11-3 Kingsbury
Arthur Terry returned to their very best form against Kingsbury, getting some revenge for a poor and most certainly bizarre 6-6 draw away at Kingsbury last season.
Arthur Terry again started slowly, falling 1-0 behind in the first 4 minutes. This woke the team up though and they really pushed on from this points. Goal scorers were Kai Knight (2), Luke Barnett (2), Jonathan Grigg (2), Tom Land, OG and a hat trick for in-form striker and Man of the Match Dylan Russell.
There were some exceptional performances to mention: Tom Land (RB) and Jonathan Grigg (RM) linked up incredibly well down the right hand side and took their goals well. Luke Barnett worked tirelessly in the middle of a 3-man midfield, again taking his goals well. Dylan Russell earned the Man of the Match award with a superb display in the 'Number 10 role', bringing others into play and scoring 3 excellent goals.
The victories leave Arthur Terry in a commanding position at the top of the league table, with the disappointing draw against Bishop Walsh the only blemish on the campaign so far.
|Arthur Terry in a strong position in U13 Div 1.|
The team now look forward to a well-earned break over the winter period. We are yet to know who will face in the District Cup Semi-Finals later in the year. We have league matches still to play against Plantsbrook and North Birmingham Academy.