The Perse School

Prep Football Success

17 Oct 2012

The Prep U11 football team have been very busy recently, here's what they've been getting up to:

King’s Tour

Friday 5th October saw the arrival of King’s Chester for the annual U11 football tour. The Chester boys were hosted by Perse families for the weekend: providing a place to rest their head and recover from a busy schedule of activities on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday.

Sunday morning saw the “home leg” of what is now a pretty historic fixture – the tour now being played for the 23rd consecutive year. Both A and B fixtures were keenly contested with King’s claiming the honours in the B game, 2-0, and Perse getting the better of our northern visitors in the A game, 2-1. The trophy – decided on an aggregate score line – returned to the North West.

A superb weekend was rounded off with refreshments and speeches in the dining hall before waving the King’s party off. The Perse boys are already looking forward to the away leg!


Prep U11 Tournament

On Saturday 13th October, the Perse Prep hosted an U11 football tournament for local schools. In the group stages, Perse B battled hard against Kimbolton, Newnham Croft and King’s College, to secure a point from their 3 games – not bad considering they were up against other school’s A teams and included a high number of U10s! In the other group Perse A fared better, drawing with King’s Ely and Queen Edith’s and beating South Lee, thus progressing to the semi-finals.

A tight match against King's College ended 1-0 to Perse A, sending them through to the final to meet King’s Ely – a team they had already performed well against in the group matches.

Again, a tight match – 6 minutes each way – ensued. With the scores level at the end of normal time, the game moved into a period of 5 minutes golden goal. With 4 minutes plus on the clock, a smart turn by top goal scorer James Coleman ended with the ball nestling in the bottom corner of the goal to secure the trophy for the Perse – the third time a Perse side has won the trophy in 4 years.

An extremely successful morning ended with short presentation by Mr Jones and Mr Dickinson, the tournament organiser, to whom we offer our thanks.

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