On a somewhat chilly autumn afternoon, Earl Soham travelled to our near neighbours, Bedfield, for a spiffing game of association football.
Both schools decided to split themselves into two teams, each contesting a match of two lots of 10mins. During the first set of action, Earl Soham were rather unfortunate to find themselves two goals behind having conceded via a corner and a deflected shot.
The next set of action was a highly entertaining goal-less ten minutes which saw end-to-end action between two equally committed teams.
Having reverted back to the original starting line up, the next set of ten minutes saw Earl Sam firstly reduce the deficit through Ashwell and then pull level via a splendidly taken goal by Smith (Z).
So, the last ten minutes would be decisive. Both teams are to be credited for their enthusiasm and endeavour, but neither side could quite find the deciding goal. Thus, it ended 2 - 2.
It was brilliant to see so many of our children playing for the first time - you did really well.
Ultimately, it was fantastic to see two great schools really enjoying the opportunity of being able to compete against each other in such a respectful and enjoyable way. More, please!
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