It's been 18 months since Alec Hunter last played a competitive fixture in any competition. So, after the high of Sports Day, it was great to get on a bus and travel to Boswells School in Chelmsford with the Year 7 Football Team in the first round of the Essex Cup.
The game was the first match for both schools and Alec Hunter started strong. Against the run of play Boswells scored first, but the boys showed a great resilience and encouraged each other to not give up.
Ashton Masucci quickly equalized and with some great play Boris Trebicki gave us the lead, a third from James Harvey gave us a two-goal cushion going into half time.
Boswells came out strong and pulled one back, but we tightened the screw with Boris and James adding two more. Boswells didn't give up and scored a third, but we finished them off with a few minutes to go with a great cross that led to an own goal. Brilliantly Caleb Gilbert went to their player and consoled him.
Final score, Boswells 3 - 6 Alec Hunter. Onto the next round, Saffron Walden or Burnt Mill await.
The boys showed great spirit, sportsmanship and support to each other and the opposition. This is one of the best displays of team unit I have seen in a long time. Awesome boys, awesome!!
Mr G Edwards
Year 7 Football Team: