On Wednesday 25th April, the Year 9 Football Team travelled to Christ College to play London Academy in the final of the Year 9 Football League Competition. The boys had narrowly missed out on silverware in the previous two years, and after a very shaky start, being one down after 2 minutes, things didn’t bode well. After a stern talking to at half time, the boys came out a different side, playing the kind of football that had beaten all that had come before them in the league. A great through ball from Mekhi Bernard and an excellent chipped finish by Will Amadi, brought the scores level. The boys pushed for the winner they deserved, but could not quite get that decisive strike. Ten nervous minutes of extra time were played, before the dreaded penalties. Under extreme pressure, all five players scored fantastic penalties, with Christian Lewis scoring the penalty that brought the trophy to East Barnet. A fantastic achievement and a deserved outcome for all the players who had contributed to a fantastic season.
B. Pitts, PE Teacher