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Wonder goal wins West Leeds football competition for Wortley

5 May 2016 (by admin)

For the first time ever Lower Wortley were crowned West Leeds school football champions after a dramatic night at Priesthorpe.

The boys travelled with lots of expectation after completely dominating the regional competitions at Farnley. Our first group match was against Stanningley and despite creating a plethora of great chances and William barely touching the ball in goal, we went down to a 1-0 defeat as a lucky deflected goal proved the difference. With two teams to qualify from the group of four we effectively played knock out football for the rest of the tournament. Goals from Jenson and Joe ensured we comfortably beat Whingate 2-0 before rounding off the group stages with a hard fought 1-0 win over Pudsey Greenside. A piece of sublime skill from Theo set up Deakon for the important goal. We qualified as group winners and faced a grudge match against Holy Family in the semi finals. A dominant performance was highlighted by Otis setting Theo away with a lovely pass who in turn set up Deakon for the opening goal. Luke, who was outstanding alongside Jenson in defence throughout the tournament, then hit the bar with an incredible long range volley before Joe followed up to seal the game with a second goal. The final proved a much tougher encounter and only 3 great scrambling saves from William and some desperate defending from the whole team kept us in the game. As we approached the midpoint of the match a quick break involving Ryan, Theo and Deakon saw a freekick earned about thirty yards from goal. Theo casually placed the ball before hitting a shot which travelled like a missile into the top corner. This prompted wild celebration on the pitch and the sidelines! Following the goal the boys settled and played some lovely football and could have run out winners by more in the end. On a great night for our school it is important to mention that each child representing us played with humility, sportsmanship and great determination as well as an incredible amount of skill. Our support was tremendous as ever and thanks to everyone (especially the injured Dylan) who came along! Theo lifted the trophy and it will soon take pride of place among our ever growing collection - well done boys!