The year 9 football team have made it through to the second cup final in consecutive years beating Raynes Park 2-1 at their school this afternoon. Throughout the game dominated St Marks dominated possession and created some good chances in the first half but came in at half time 0v0. I decided to make some tweaks to the side and gave them a team talk that reminded them that they were one step away from the final and that meant if they won today then there would be no pressure on their last game away to Rutlish in March. The second half was a lot better and we took the lead through Gui and Devonte doubled our lead from the corner as he powered a header into the top corner and made sure we had a two goal cushion. We conceded late on due to a lack of concentration but the boys fought valiantly and got over the finish line beating Raynes Park. The team have worked so hard and this means so much to these boys and I would just like to thank these boys a long with a large other group of students who give me motivation to come into school and train with them in the mornings and after school. The football they play at times is well beyond their years and teachers from other schools have asked how they have got so good over a small period of time and I just explained to them how much they train and want to improve on their performances. We still have to play Rutlish on the 9th of March but there will be no pressure on us to get a result as we are already in the final (dates to be confirmed).
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