Friday 14th September 2018
The first fixture of the year was a fantastic start to the sporting season. All boys represented the school in either the A team (captained by Ilyas) or the B team (captained by Zane). As referee of the B team match I can say that the level of play surprised me – it was as if the boys had not had a break since the last football season.
They played amazing football by clearing the ball from defence (particularly powerful kicking from Yegor), tackling and dribbling well in midfield (especially Hari, Jooeon and Adam) and scoring two goals for the school (Hari and Arun).
My biggest praise goes to Abishek who played the game of his life in defence in the first half and then in goal in the second half. He was on great form, as were the rest of the team. The result was a 2-1 win for Westbury House.
The A team had moments of success in their game against Weston Green’s best players. Unfortunately, they were unable to hold back such a strong side and the game turned into a defensive contest for them. They showed great character by never giving up and continuing to play to the game plan. The A team and Weston Green players followed their match by joining together and mixing the teams up a bit, which balanced the teams out a little.