Today saw our two excited Year 3/4 football teams take to the school field for another football tournament added to our sporting calendar. We were very fortunate with the weather - the sun was shining and there was no need to hide under the marquee this time! After their brilliant performances in the friendly matches against Compton, they were ready and more familiar with their positions and team mates. Both teams started off with a win and Wembury A went on to win all 3 group games to finish top of their group, scoring 15 goals. Wembury B secured another win, meaning they also progressed to the quarter finals. We were very impressed with the matches in the group stages; we saw some brilliant goals, strong tackles and excellent sportsmanship shown throughout. It was a great achievement for both teams to qualify for the quarter finals!
As the groups were finalised, we realised that both Wembury teams had been drawn against each other in the quarter finals! It was a great match between our two sides and both teams played really well, with Wembury A making it through to the semi-finals. In the next round, against Bickleigh Down, both teams started strongly but there were very few chances. Then Wembury took the lead with a super strike from Evan. However, Bickleigh fought back in the second half with a great free kick from just outside the box. The game finished 1-1 so the match went to penalties. After 5 penalties each, the score was 3-3. We went to sudden death. After a couple more penalties and some super saves, Wembury overcame Bickleigh to make it through to the final. We always have very close matches against Bickleigh - our Year 5/6 team battled out three 3-3 draws against them last year!
On we went to the final against St Joseph's. We had already seen that they won all of their group games, scoring 19 goals and not conceding any in the process; we knew this would be a tough one! Wembury started really well, creating some good chances before St Joseph's took the lead in the first half. The tired legs kept going in search of an equaliser but despite lots of effort and some near misses, St Joseph's won the game and celebrated with the trophy. Well done to them - a great team and deserved winners. Well done also to both of our teams who played brilliantly and represented the school really well. Go Wembury!
We would like to thank all schools that attended and made it a great day. Thank you also to everyone that helped out to make it a brilliant day, including our super Bronze Ambassadors in Year 6.