EFL Kids' Cup 2019|
Wembley Just a Step Too Far This Year!
The annual EFL Kids' Cup kicked off with a bang, with teams from across the area hoping to progress and gain the opportunity to represent their district and eventually reach the finals at Wembley Stadium. This year, the cup was organised with ranked groups from each league, rather than teams from all divisions at random - Queens; Drive, Barton St. Lawrence, Cottam, Sherwood and Kennington made up the rest of our group.
Unfortunately, we did not go through on goal difference, having won 2, drawn 1 and lost 2 games in our group. However, I was extremely proud of the team, they worked hard, played together and showed fantastic sportsmanship to players and teachers of other schools - so much so that one teacher came up to me and commented on how well-behaved our children were and how they showed fantastic sportsmanship and character.
A special mention must go out to Rayhaan of Year 5 who scored 3 goals on his debut for the UKS2 Football team - I hope that there is plenty more where that came from!
Well done boys, I am really proud of you and you should be proud of yourselves.
The day ended brilliantly, as the schools were greeted with a special appearance from some of Preston North End's top players - it's a good job the boys weren't wearing orange!
A nice touch from Preston North End F.C and PESSPA!
Team: J.Stanley, J.Needham, J.Stirrup, S.Willingale (C), W.Jones, F.H.Delaney, M.Ward, R.Mohamed.
Top Scorers: F. H. Delaney (3), R. Mohamed (3).