Our P6 Football team had their last match of the season last weekend, against Trinity Primary.
We’d like to thank the coaches Keith and Simon for all their efforts this session. Keith provided us with a report we’d like to share below-
‘We were scheduled to play Trinity Primary on a day when 2 key players could only manage the first half due to the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Earlier in the season Trinity beat us 8-2 therefore I had pre-arranged with Ian, the Trinity coach, that we could get 2 of their best players at half time to help balance things up. Come the day……. we started full of hope as we always do on a bright sunny morning, although our players seemed to have an extra edge of determination on this occasion and before we knew it we were 2 – 0 up!
First goal was an unbelievable free kick by Brandyn from some distance out and the second by Mohammed on a speedy counter attack. It didn’t quite seem real to us or to Trinity who were quite shocked by how much we had improved. Inevitably, despite the steely efforts of Rania and Hyat in defence and Douglas in goal, Trinity came back and equalised at 2 – 2 when we thought..oh dear here we go again.. then digging deep once again Eugen scored for us just before half time.
The second half went in a blur of goals with Trinity scoring 4 more and our team scoring 2 to finish at 6 – 5 to Trinity, our last in the dying minutes coming from a powerful solo run and shot by Hyat which tipified the energy, determination and great skill shown by the whole team during the game.
It was a brilliant performance by everyone in the team; no one could have given more on the day. We finished with our 3 girls on the park, Rania, Alisha and Ruth who hardly missed a tackle all game and certainly gave the Trinity forwards a run for their money, Rania especially, acting as a rock in the centre of defence to the extent she was our player of the match.
As coaches and parents we should all be hugely proud of our team who have never complained even when up against excellent opponents who scored numerous goals against us. The players learned how to play for each other, supporting each other and motivating each other. The result on Saturday was not a win but it was a massive step forward in team performance and an absolutely brilliant and exciting spectacle. Simon and I as coaches and parents are so proud and happy for every one of them!’
Well done to our team and coaches! We look forward to next season!