ISA U11 Football Tournament – Friday 6th March 2020

On Friday 6th March, Oakhyrst participated in the ISA U11 6-a-side Football Tournament at Crystal Palace.  It was an incredible opportunity and a great experience.  We played seven 6-minute matches against other schools all trying to grasp a place in the finals.  In our first match we were against Whitehouse.  Despite some amazing defence from Adam R,  and Joshua D, Whitehouse scored early on and we unfortunately lost 0-3.  The second match was against Elmhurst and it was action packed.  Josh D was great in defence.  Isaac D, Samuel M and Jacob H had some brilliant tackles.  Sadly though we couldn’t quite manage a goal so we drew that game 0-0.  Thirdly we were up against Duke of Kent.  Despite some hard work by Jack P in goal, we lost the match 0-2.  In the fourth game we were up against St Olaves.  Henry P scored a fantastic goal!  Unfortunately, despite some really great teamwork we were ultimately beaten 1-2.  In our fifth game we were up against Lingfield.  They had incredible skill and although we worked hard, including some strong defence by Tomas S, we lost 0-2.  After that we faced off with St Christopher’s.  They were a very tough team and we were defeated 0-3.  The final match was with Rosemary’s School.   We had some great plays at the bottom half, but we couldn’t quite score a goal and we lost 0-1.

We had an amazing experience and certainly learned a lot.  All of the players did a great job.  I would like to thank Miss Harrington for coaching us and taking us and Mrs Denton for assisting on the day as well.

Finn K, Year 5