Today, a team of Year 6 boys continued their footballing journey by representing the school at the County Football finals. After their recent success at the district level, this tournament was to see who would reign supreme across the 270 schools who have competed in the county this year.
The competition was set out with a group stage, semi-final and final for those who advanced that far. In Group 2, the team played 4 games. The team kicked off with a dazzling 3-0 win and followed this up with a hard-fought 2-0 victory in the snow and bitterly freezing conditions. After this, the team suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat in a hard fought game against a team that matched them throughout the game. In the final group game, the team picked themselves up from the narrow lose to gain a 1-0 win! This meant that the team finished in 2nd place in their group advancing to the semi-final.
In the semi-final, the team fought valiantly again, playing against Boughton (who they had beaten in the previous tournament on penalties) and managing to overcome them in regular time! With a goal directly from a corner and a cool finish, the 2-0 victory was secured and the team advanced to the final.
In the final, the team would come up against the only team to beat them so far. In another battle and challenging game, the team was able to take a commanding 2-0 lead. Just before the end of the game, the other team was able to pull one back but it was too late… WOODLAND VIEW WERE THE COUNTY CHAMPIONS! With a 2-1 victory, the team had done it!
Each member of the team played their part in a difficult competition and worked hard to come out victorious. It was amazing to see such great sportsmanship, respect and cooperation (all values of the school games) and we look forward to seeing how the team gets on at the regional level, where they will represent all of Northamptonshire, in the coming weeks. Congratulations to such an outstanding team!