Football Summary – Week Beginning 10 February 2014

Another week full of cancellation’s due to the continued atrocious weather.


On Monday the 1st XI played the 2nd XI in the County League. In difficult conditions, the 2nd XI worked tirelessly to stop the 1st XI passing the ball, and a more direct route paid dividends for the 1stXI when Toby played a through ball to Francis to round the keeper and score. The game looked like finishing 1:0 until two minutes from the end when, with the 2nd XI pushing forward, the referee awarded the 2nd XI a penalty.


Up stepped Baba to send the keeper the wrong way – with wild celebrations from the whole team in response. However, with the 1st XI in shock and seemingly heading for a draw, there was one last twist. The 1st XI pushed forward with seconds to play. Ollie burst into the box and took a shot at goal, the whistle blew, everyone stopped – penalty to the 1st XI for handball. Desperate protests from the 2nd XI couldn’t prevent Ollie stepping up and burying it in the back of the net. Time ran out and pride was kept for the 1st XI, winning 2:1. Head of Football, Mr Hooper, praised both sets of players for a fine game.


In the U14 County Cup Truro travelled to Mounts Bay School. The game swayed from one side to another and just as Mounts Bay took a 2:1 lead, Truro battled back to equalise. With time running out it was Truro who scored the decisive goal and progress to the Quarter Final.


County Representation


It’s no secret that the first part of the football term has been nearly a complete wash-out, with the weather reducing the potential of 51 games down to 20.


However, the U13, U14 and U15 teams have reached the Quarter Final of the County Cups. These ties will be played after half-term. In our representative teams we have numerous boys playing at District, County and South West level. The boys are:


U13 South West England Independent School’s squad: Jordan Roberton

U13 East Cornwall squad: Tommy Murray

U14 Cornwall squad: William Trew

U14 South West England Independent School’s squad: William Trew

U15 West Cornwall squad: Tom Rimmington, Louis Campbell, Johnny Wood, Danny Alford and Joel May