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#MatchReportMonday – Ringwood School V Bournemouth School for Girls ft. Callum Wilson as the cherry on top

Ringwood School hosts the seventh Playstation Schools’ Cup Tie of the Round with a special appearance from Callum Wilson

It’s #MatchReportMonday time, with hosts Ringwood School and Bournemouth School for Girls (BSG). The Ringwood School pupils were also treated to a visit from A.F.C Bournemouth super striker Callum Wilson for the seventh PlayStation Schools’ Cup Tie of the Round event! Click here for more 

Ringwood School V Bournemouth School for Girls

Before all the match proceedings, Callum Wilson was introduced to both squads pausing for photos and wishing good luck to both teams.

The teams then took to the pitch for kick off, the Ringwood School squad in PlayStation blue and the Bournemouth Schools for Girls squad in red and black kits.

Although the game was a only a local friendly it certainly didn’t play out that way, after kick off it was the Bournemouth School for Girls squad doing all the pressing with the majority of the ball. All of the early pressure payed off when number 7 pounced on a loose ball and slotted it home for one nil to BSG.

The second goal of the game came in a similar fashion to the first only this time it was the BSG number 9 on the case and after picking up a stray pass the number 9 lashed the ball into the roof of the net (Due technical difficulties we lost the goal footage but the goal somewhat resembled this goal below) making it two nil to BSG.

Just before wrapping up the first half the BSG number 7 broke the Ringwood high press, one and one with keeper she smartly knocks the ball past the charging Ringwood keeper collects and passes the ball into the back of the net.  

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After the break the Ringwood girls headed back out with a point to prove, controlling all the early play and asking questions of the BSG defensive. Ringwoods best chance came from Ringwoods number 15 following a powerful drive and reverse pass into the BSG box, with number 18 to collecting and cutting it back across the goal-line but the ball rolled agonisingly out of play.

With both teams in search of the crucial next goal it was the BSG number 7 again that found the breakthrough, after a powerful drive down the wing number 7 was through on goal and with some quick feet the BSG attacker rounded the keeper and cooly found the back of the net making it four nil to BSG.

The late third goal broke the Ringwood girls spirit and after an untidy challenge in the box BSG were awarded a penalty which was safely dispatched from the spot for the number 9’s second and BSG’s fifth.

In the final kicks of the game BSG’s two star attackers number 7 and number 9 combined nicely with number 7 hitting the line and cutting the ball back to number 9 who’s shot was initially well saved but the ball came back to number 9 who makes no mistake and seals the BSG victory!

The final score Ringwood School 0-6 Bournemouth School for Girls concluded the event and all of the days footballing action. A huge thank to the both teams for competing in such fierce and exciting friendly.   

 

Match Reports, National Competitions

#MatchReportMonday – The Schools Report with ThreeFiveThree Photography – ESFA Boys U18 Elite Schools’ & Colleges’ Cup Last 16 Shenfield High School V Barking Abbey School

The Schools Report with ThreeFiveThree Photography

ThreeFiveThree photographer Garry Griffiths is back with some Last 16 action from the ESFA Boys U18 Elite Schools’ and Colleges’ Cup! The third round draw threw up a mouth watering clash as Shenfield High School (Chelmsford & Mid Essex), runners up in last season’s competition, hosted rivals Barking Abby School (Barking & Dagenham) on a crisp December afternoon.

Shenfeild High School V Barking Abbey School ESFA Boys U18 Elite Schools’ & Colleges’ Cup Last 16 Tie 

With many players from both teams represent Essex at County level, there was much anticipation of a tight match and so it proved to be with only a single goal proving the difference.

The first chance of the game came early for the hosts, a free kick 25 yards out was clipped over the wall by Brad Rowland and seemed destined for the top corner only for keeper Billy Lefevre to tip the ball round the post at full stretch.

If that effort was close then Sofian Maghouz was even closer for the visitors with a long range effort that bounced back off the post as both sides looked to grab the early advantage.

Peter Oyetunji could have given Barking Abbey the lead not long after but the cross was a fraction too high and his header clipped the top of the crossbar and behind for a goal kick.

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Shenfield High School v Barking Abbey School in a English Schools Football Association Under 18 Boys Elite Schools & Colleges Cup Final Round Three match at Shenfield High School on Monday 10th December 2018 (c) Garry Griffiths | ThreeFiveThree Photography

The remainder of the half saw both sides cancel each other out with very few clear cut chances to trouble either keeper despite Billy Reed and Sofian Maghouz directing the middle of the park for either side.

Barking Abbey began the second half on the front foot and deserved their opening goal when John De Sousa-Quissua played a neat one-two with Maghouz before skipping round home keeper Christian North to poke the ball into the empty net.

Shenfield had to weather a storm and could easily have been 2 down when a low cross was fired over from 8 yards by Oyetunji with the goal at his mercy.

The home side battled to find a way back into the game but could not find a way past Lefevre with James Lickfold denied an equaliser twice as his shot was saved at the near post before seeing his header collected by the well positioned keeper while at the other end Ondrey Oreyma was working hard to win his battles with the Barking forwards.

A flurry of late set pieces around the penalty area threatened the visitors resistance with Lefevre punching clear the corner kick that turned out to be the final threat on their goal.

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Shenfield High School v Barking Abbey School in a English Schools Football Association Under 18 Boys Elite Schools & Colleges Cup Final Round Three match at Shenfield High School on Monday 10th December 2018 (c) Garry Griffiths | ThreeFiveThree Photography

Full-time Shenfield High School 0 – 1 Barking Abbey School after an exciting game between two very strong sides with the visitors heading into quarter-finals early in the New Year. With Barking Abbey School progressing to quarter-finals where they meet Woodlands School (Baslidon & District) best of luck teams.

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