Year 5/6 Kids Cup - 4th Oct - Play Football, Tulketh|
Boys succumb to agonising semi defeat on pens!
Year 5/6 Kids Cup Football Competition – Play Football, Tulketh - Thursday 4th October
Thursday 4th October was the day of the annual Kids Cup Football Competition for the Preston region. The Broughton boys had played a few friendlies going into the competition and have been playing some excellent football without getting the results they deserved. They were still fired up and ready to demonstrate their skills today. We were in a group of 6 with OLSE, St Ignatius, St Clares, Longsands and Blessed Sacrament. We got off to a flyer beating OLSE 3-0 and it should have been more. Over the next four games we got 2 wins (St Ignatius 1-0 and Longsands 4-1) and 2 draws (St Clares: 1-1 and Blessed Sacrament 1-1). As we finished top of the group, we were straight through to the quarter finals against Deepdale. We went 1-0, with a goal from Sam, but after our domination and many shots couldn't get that 2nd goal. They then went and snook a cheeky equaliser, so penalties it was. 3 each! We scored all 3, Sam W, Jack Needham and Jack Nelson. They missed their third, so we were through to the semis! In the semi-finals we came up against a determined Lea Endowed, but Oliver Heath smashed in what are becoming trademark screamers from him! 1-0 Broughton and again looking solid. Until, they scored the luckiest of equalisers as the ball trickled across the line. Penalties again! Not so fortunate this time. About 4 penalties were missed, one after the other until we missed the sudden death one. Our boys came away with real dignity, as the opposition preceded to run around with their arms aloft, virtually screaming in our faces. It didn't help how we were feeling. We were humble and magnanimous when we won the penalties in the quarters, by going straight over and shaking hands. The result in a way was irrelevant as the top 4 make it through to the regional finals against the best 4 in Chorley and best 4 in South Ribble. That will be in January and we will be ready!
Mr. Bird’s Comments: “I was so proud of all the lads’ efforts on the day. We never gave up and the fact that a tear or two was shed at the end, shows how much they care. Let’s press forward now and have a good league and cup campaign.”