The Year 6 football team returned to Priesthorpe on Tuesday 20th October for the second of four rounds in the family of schools mini football league.
In the first of three matches, Springbank once again faced closest rivals Farsley Farfield. The game started very evenly with both sides looking likely to make a breakthrough. Luck was not on Springbank's side though, and Farfield took the lead with a powerful shot from outside of the goalkeepers D. The boys battled to the end but just couldn't break through the defence and were defeated 1-0. The team showed superb resilience and didn't let their heads drop, encouraging each other fantastically and going into the second of the nights games with confidence and determination to play the best they could.
Once again the game, which was against Calverley CofE, looked like it was balanced on a knife edge with both teams playing some fantastic passing football. Springbank were the first to pressure the goal and after a super ball from Temwisha, Jacob scored a superbly placed goal from a tight angle. This lifted the Springbank spirit and minutes later a super counter attack led to Luke playing Jacob in on goal for him to score his second of the game. The game ended 2-0 to Springbank, the team's first win of the academic year!
In the final game of the evening, we played Pudsey Bolton Royd. Springbank started the game as they finished the last and played their hearts out from the first whistle to the last. The breakthrough came after some lovely play from Theo to set up a fantastic finish from Temwisha. Shortly after, Luke followed the ball to the keeper and claimed a deflected goal to make it 2-0 to Springbank. The evening ended with Jacob's third goal following some fantastic footwork.
Once again the boys should be very proud of themselves and how they conducted themselves throughout. They showed superb sportsmanship and never stopped trying all evening. They were a credit to themselves and the school. We now enter a winter break, with the third and fourth rounds to be played after the Christmas holidays. A big thank you must also go to parents and carers for being fantastic supporters of the tournament and braving the chilly conditions to support the school team!