The Felixstowe Academy Year 10 Boys Football Team were victorious in the Suffolk Schools Cup yesterday, beating King Edwards VI School from Bury St Edmunds in a tightly contested match.
The match was very close from start to finish, with King Edwards VI starting the game much better playing some great football. King Edwards scored within the first 10 minutes and claimed a second goal 10 minutes later.
Great credit should be given to the Academy team though, because they could have dropped their heads at this point and the game would have been over. However they showed resilience and just before half time Connor Manning showed some great skill and scored a goal to bring Felixstowe Academy back into the game. The goal gave the Academy team a massive boost just before the break.
Felixstowe Academy started very quickly in the second half and scored an equaliser within the first 10 minutes of the restart. Jake Crumlish scored the goal after a mistake was made by Bury St Edmunds goal keeper, after he dropped a cracking shot from Sam Ford. From that moment, the Academy team got better and better and were fully on top of the game creating chance after chance.
The Academy team contained the opposition throughout the second half and whilst King Edwards had chances, the defence made up of Ben Sharpe, Josh Horton, Connor Savage, and Jack Moss stood the test and with the aid of Ollie Spink in goal, they were unable to score.
Ryan Preston and Charlie Bance played superbly in the defensive midfield positions often breaking up their play and stopped numerous chances. Connor Manning, Jake Crumlish and Aaron Bull played a more attacking role in midfield and constantly caused their defence trouble and put them under a lot of pressure.
Sam Ford played up front by himself and again had a great game, setting up one goal and scoring another. Chester Tooke came on in the second half to replace a tired player and put in a good shift on the right hand side. Finally Isaac Reeves came on in the second half to replace an injured player and he again completed the job which he was asked to do, to stop their wingers getting on the ball.
Overall it was a fantastic performance and we are so proud of the team. Congratulations to our Champions!