Tues 2nd Feb
The Y7 football team this week hosted Kings Norton Boys in R4 of the BSSF cup. The team (pictured above) were without AVFC academy players Kharel Reddin and Ryley Thomas, who were both involved in club commitments, but the remaining players managed to cope very well without them as they managed to defeat the visitors and progress into the semi-finals of the Birmingham Schools competition.
The game itself finished 1 - 1 at FT and remained the same after a period of additional time was played, taking the match to a penalty shoot-out. Matt Greenway had leveled score in the second half, which Arthur Terry dominated (...making up for an AT missed penalty at the end of the first half).
In what is always a nail biting scenario, Kings Norton won the toss and elected to strike first. During the shoot out Arthur Terry GK James Pemberton produced two super saves, setting up a strike winning opportunity for Jordan Mewis who duly converted to win the tie!
The penalty shoot-out summary:
NB: Well done to all of the boys who bravely stepped up to take one!
The Y7 team are now scheduled to play Plantsbrook School in the Semi-Final!