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Millbrook Academy Ease into National Cup Round 2

posted 30 Jul 2013, 06:18 by Google Google   [ updated 30 Jul 2013, 06:19 ]
The Year 10 Boys football team progressed in to the second round of the ESFA National Cup with a 5-2 win over John Masefield School from Ledbury.

The hosts, and current Hereford county champions, started the brightest of the two teams and took an early two goal lead after ten minutes. The goals were a combination of skilful play and slightly shabby defending, but the Millbrook side soon sprung in to life.

By half-time the scores had been levelled, the first coming from a Lewis Fogg long throw that caused confusion in the defence and eventually found its way into the net off a John Masefield defender. The second came from the spot after Jack Holmes broke into the box as was fouled; he then stepped up to fire the resultant penalty home.

The message at half-time from Mr Wintle and Mr Foran was for more of the same, tight in defence with a high work rate and then show our passing and individual skills in attack.

Dan Sweet was doing a fantastic job of nullifying the opposition’s danger man, whilst the rest of the defence and midfield were organised and calm in keeping the opposition out. Millbrook took the lead on 55 minutes after Wakib Said was released to coolly lob the out coming goalkeeper. Other teams would’ve sat back and tried to hold on, but the Millbrook side kept going forward. Said was brought down in the box and Holmes stepped up to fire his second home from the spot, and with the game out of reach Keenan Rankin-Woodhouse slotted in from close range after fantastic work on the right wing from Demar Douglas.

We await confirmation of the next round, but coaches Mr Wintle and Mr Foran are looking forward to getting back on the training pitch ahead of the next encounter Mr Wintle said “After ten minutes it was looking like a long afternoon, but the boys showed a fantastic work rate and composure in possession, and gained a deserved win. They were a credit to the school in both performance and attitude.  We now must look to improve further before the next game.”