Our successes on the football pitch continued this week as our magnificent Year 5/6 team beat all comers in the Northampton School Sports Partnership Trophy at The Northampton Academy.
Not only did we manage to negotiate our way through a tough group, a dramatic shoot-out and a nerve-wracking final, but all without conceding a single goal.
Led by captain George K, Les Fleurs comfortably qualified for the semi-finals with 2 wins, a draw and 4 goals from the tireless, tenacious and clinical Tommy C.
Both he and George scored their penalties in a dramatic semi-final shoot-out with Lings Primary after extra-time failed to separate the two sides, with our back line of Georgie Beez, Luke and Archie a stronghold of defiance.
With our heroic goalkeeper Liam prepared to lose consciousness for the cause after a late goal-saving collision in the final, there was only going to be one winner as Tom scored to bring yet another cup back to Hilldrop Road.
Once again, the ‘apprentices’ from Year 5: Isaiah, Olcay and Kieran all showed the passion, effort and desire required to wear the green and white and played a massive part in the team’s success…our future will be safe in their hands.
Well done boys…the school is EXTREMELY proud of you. Thank you.
Manager: Miss Bland-Mourinho
Assistant manager: Mrs Dumont-Mourinho
If the NSSP follow the same protocol as last year we should now progress to a regional competition and represent Northampton at a tournament against teams from across the midlands as we did last year in Chesterfield.
Since the school’s opening in 1994 there is little record of sporting success in our chronicles. In the last 2-and-a-half-years we have been edged out in 2 NTSSF town finals, competed in a nationwide tournament and have now won 2 trophies across key stage 2.
The giant has awoken…
Vive Les Fleurs!