Yesterday afternoon, the school football team took part in the Small Schools' Football Tournament at Stradbroke High School.
In a very tight and keenly contested league - Group A, Earl Soham started off with a hard fought draw (0 - 0) against Wetheringsett, followed by a 2 - 0 defeat to Helmingham. The final match against Thorndon (who at the time were unbeaten) proved to be the decider as to who qualified for the knock-out stages.
As it was, Earl Soham turned in their best performance (so far) of the afternoon, winning the match comfortably 2 - 0, both goals courtesy of Jan.
Having done exceptionally well to qualify for the semi-finals, Earl Soham took to the pitch against the winners of Group B, Wortham. The difference between the two teams was a 'rocket' of a free kick by our opponents, but this game was about much more than that. The Earl Soham boys really battled so very hard and can certainly hold their heads up high. As I've always said, it's not always about winning, it's about the effort that you put in, doing your best and, most importantly, enjoying it! Thanks, boys, for a great afternoon.