Team: Charlie, Alfie B, Ethan B, Louis, Cory, Layton, Alfie H, Ethan E, Ryley, Jamie, Jake, Stewart, Kai & Raphael
After last weeks defeat, the year 7 boys football team looked to make amends and strive for that first win of the season against Chertsey High. This weeks Captain, Alfie, spoke to the boys on the bus before the game and asked for “more movement of the ball with more fizz on the passes”. This confidence paid off and the team started very strongly. Alfie H, Cory and Stewart Richards were linking up nicely in the first exchanges with strong defence from Kai and Ethan.
It wasn’t long before HVS secured their first goal of the match via Layton who beat the keeper from just inside the box to put HVS 1-0 up. Layton continued his fine form just minutes later and reacted quickly to a cross to score with a header to make it 2-0. Cherstey High then replied immediately to this with a goal of their own shortly before half time.
The second half became all HVS with dominance in most areas of the pitch. Goals from Alfie, Stewart, Jake and Raphael secured a 7-2 win for HVS in what was a fantastic game of football.
Well done to the boys for doing the school and themselves proud and thank you to the parents & guardians that attended in support.
Team: Charlie, Alfie, Ethan B, Louis, Cory, Layton, Alfie H, Ethan H, Ryley, Jamie, Jake, Stewart, Kai & Raphael
On a chilly Monday night in Weybridge, Alfie led out the Year 7 boys football team for their first match of the season. HVS got off to a promising start via their captain who linked up well with his midfield teammates Cory and Stewart with a number of quick passes. Heathside replied with some fantastic football of their own and began to take control in the HVS half. Fearless defending from Kai and Jamie kept Heathside out for the majority of the half before a great strike put the team 1-0 down. Another two goals followed in quick succession before HVS started to come into the game and put some slick attacking strategy into play. Exceptional ball control from Alfie started to create some chances against a well drilled Heathside defence. A penalty then awarded to HVS was drilled into the top left hand corner by a composed Stewart making the score 3-1 going into half time.
The second half brought with it a gentle down hill slope and HVS saw a lot more of the Heathside half. Numerous shots on target from Jamie, Stewart and Alfie were well saved by Heathsides keeper. Heathside also had some good chances of their own but were kept out by second half keeper Layton. Charlie, Ryley and Ethan added good energy to the team during the second half with strong performances but the opposition remained dominant. Another 3 goals went into the HVS net which saw the game finish 6-1.
Although the score line shows a heavy loss, HVS displayed some outstanding individual skill in what promises to be an exciting team. Captain Alfie congratulated Heathside after the game and stated that “the boys enjoyed the match and are looking forward to getting back on the training pitch and preparing for their next game”.