The Yr7 football teams continue to be top of table at the South Bradford Football tournament on Thursday evening at the Goals Soccer Centre. We took two teams to compete in the 8-aside games against several other schools from the area.
The boys competed hard all evening and the highlight was the SBSJ V SBSJ contest! With Mr McCormick refereeing, SBSJ ‘2’ appeared to have players all over the pitch – perhaps the extra player helped contribute to this!!! It was a fantastic defensive display and ‘stand-in’ goalkeeper Nana Twum made a number of excellent saves. Great performances from Luis Plata and Felix Ukandu were not quite enough to get a result for SBSJ ‘2’ and SBSJ ‘1’ claimed victory. At the end of the game, we highlighted to the players that even if someone is more skilful than you, you can still match them for effort and determination, and the SBSJ ‘2’ boys certainly did this.
The crucial match of the evening was the top two clash with SBSJ ‘1’ facing Immanuel ‘A’ for the title. SBSJ dominated the game and Reuben Laporta-White and Sam Adams scored the goals that clinched the victory. We will now face the league winners of the Bradford North league in the finals after finishing top of the league and not conceding a single goal in seven games!
The Squad: James Rocchio, Israel Webber, Lewis Crompton, Christy Newton, Nana Twum, Awaal Ayofe, Sam Adams, Tommy McCurry, Jackson Green, Max Palmer, Igor Sikora, Luis Plata, Sahil Bashir, Reuben Laporta-White, Franc Nkurunziza, Felix Ukandu, Ubong Isaac.