We have reached the end of the league and we have a winner!
It has been a fantastic year of football with lots of children having the opportunity to play competitively for their school, to meet other children across the city and improve their footballing skills! We have thoroughly enjoyed the league and thank every school who took part. But, there can only be one winner and that is…. ALDERMAN RICHARD HALLAM!!!!
The final league table is below plus the scores for the final matches this week:
|POSITION||WIN||DRAW||LOSE||GOALS SCORED||GOALS CONCEDED||GOALS DIFFERENCE||POINTS|
|1||Alderman Richard Hallam||13||0||0||103||19||84||39|
|4||King Richard III||10||1||2||76||24||52||34|
Sparkenhoe 2 v 5 Alderman Richard Hallam
Sparkenhoe were leading 2-1 at half time but couldn’t hold on! A really good game and great goalkeeping on both sides.
Eyres Monsell 0 – 1 Highfields
This was a forfeited match by EM due to weather.
Forest Lodge 5 – 4 Krishna Avanti
Forest Lodge arrived at Krishna Avanti Primary School for the final game of the season with the teams almost equal in the league. The red and white stripes of Forest Lodge took the lead in the 7th minute after a very equal start. The Forest keeper kicked the ball out and the ball bounced high on the hard ground to go over the home keeper and into the net. Both home and away staff looked at each other in disbelief. The game continued to be an end to end spectacle of great football by players that know how to pass and shoot. It took a wonder-strike from Rishi Gudka, bending the ball into the top right corner of the goal in the final seconds of the first half to get Krishna Avanti Primary School back level, deservedly so. The crowd cheered and applause erupted from all sides of the pitch.
The second half kicked off and Forest attacked instantly and caught the hosts asleep – within 16 seconds the visitors were back in front. It only took 30 seconds though for the attack minded Krishna Avanti Primary School to equalise, this time with a Nikhil Patel shot. Two minutes later, Nikhil grabbed his second after some great passing – Krishna Avanti Primary School were ahead for the first time in the match and kept pushing to get another, peppering the visiting keeper. But for his Pickford like heroics, the game could have been over. Two goals for Forest put the visitors back in front – the wonderful spectacle of the first half continued into the second.
In the 26th minute, Nikhil grabbed a deserved hat-trick and the crowd were in awe at the positive play from both teams – it was going to take something different to separate the two evenly matched sides. That something different came from a corner in the final minute of the game. The Forest corner-taker sent a ball flying high across the box, seemingly heading out for a throw for Krishna Avanti Primary School. But no – one of the home players instinctively threw his hid into the air to grab the ball but he wasn’t the keeper – a penalty kick was rightly awarded and again the managers of both sides were flabbergasted. The visiting team had a penalty in the last minute. Cool as Dier for England, Forest put the ball in the back of the net to give them the lead at the death. Despite a spirited attack by the hosts, there wasn’t enough time to get the ball upfront and the game was won 5-4 by Forest Lodge.
A truly great game of football by both teams.
King Richard III 3 – 4 Overdale
A really good game played. Overdale broke the deadlock just before half time only for King Richards to instantly reply to make it 1-1. The game followed a similar pattern into the second half making it 2-2. Overdale showed class by passing the ball around nicely in defence moving forward into attack, King Richard showing some very nice pieces of skill and crossing of the ball. However it was Overdale who managed to defend well and keep hold of their lead with the game finishing 4-3.