Arthur Terry Sixth Form’s second game of the academic year saw them travel to South Derbyshire to take on The Pingle Academy. After their thrilling 5-5 draw with Fairfax last half-term, the squad were looking to put in a more solid defensive display, whilst still hoping to be as successful in front of goal.
The game started at a high intensity, with both teams struggling to retain possession for any great period of time. Once Arthur Terry started to settle down however, the team played some quality football. The deadlock was broken mid-way through the first half with Maldini Kamdem scoring what can only be described as a rocket of a free kick, as he put the ball in the top corner from around 40 yards!
Pingle equalised shortly after, from a quick counter attack, meaning at HT the game was tied at 1-1.
Reuben-Bartley Toney was the only change at the break for Arthur Terry, and he made all the difference in the early stages of the second half, showing good feet and extra energy in the middle of the park.
The third goal of the game was scored by Arthur Terry captain and only year 13 representative, Adam Budz. Adam showed great trickery down the left hand side to beat two players, before cutting in and slotting the ball in the far right corner.
Shortly after, substitute Supattharachai Buranasiri (Bobby), played in Maldini for his second goal of the game, which wrapped up what was a solid outing for the boys in burgundy!
Man of The Match was awarded to RaushanSuemul, for a brilliant centre half display, however several players could just have easily won this particular award.
Congratulations to all students who took part in the recent fixtures and preparatory training sessions. We now look forward to building upon last week’s impressive victory in the New Year!
Match Report by Mr Whitehouse