Friday 13th proved to be unlucky for the Bridgewater Prep 5/6 football team today. Placed in the so called “group of death” Bridgewater knew they would need to get off to a good start against Pownall Hall.
However, despite dominating possession and an equaliser from Daniel it was a speculative last minute free kick that won it for the opposition 2-1. Bridgewater played lovely football at times but could not find the net to justify their superior passing game.
Next up was eventual winners of the tournament Altringham Grammar and thanks to a combative display from captain Archie and keeper Matthew the team only went down to a 3-0 defeat to a worthy opponent.
With qualification for the final stages of the competition all but over, Bridgewater seemed to relax and with squad rotation at the heart of decisions the team, we can be pleased with how the games turned out.
Oliver A took the gloves against Stockport Grammar and was impressive in a tight end to end game. Daniel went close on several occasions but it was a break away goal that sealed a 1-0 for Stockport.
In the next game , Oliver B, the player of the day for Bridgewater, scored a brilliant solo goal to take Kings School into extra- time. Oliver had an excellent game in midfield and but for some great goalkeeping from the Kings keeper, Bridgewater would of won the game comfortably. Owen, Matthew, Ethan C and Harvey all went close, but it was Kings School who broke away to get the winning goal in the dying moments of the match.
In the final game of the day, Bridgewater turned the tables on their opponents The Ryleys School and put pressure on right from the kick off. Ethan C led the charge from the back with Archie urging the team forward from midfield. Goals from Daniel and Oliver B ensured the team finished with a moral boosting win.
The team have made a good start to the season and with regular training and work on their natural instincts to pass the ball around, the rest of the season should be equally rewarding. We have basketball, rugby and cross country events coming up next term, all of which will bring opportunities to develop fitness and teamwork. Well done on a great term’s work so far to all Prep 5/6 players.