Football: Bede's Claims Silver in ISFA Sixes

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Bedes' travelled to Winchester college last sunday for the ISFA National 6's, bidding to make history by becoming the first school to win the tournament for three years in succession.

32 schools took part in the season opener and Bede's made an impressive start in their group where they drew with Bolton 2-2, beat City of London School 4-0 and Abingdon school 2-1. This put Bede's through to the Cup competition, where they were paired up against John Lyon school in the last 16.

A tight game saw Bede' s win 1 - 0, which then brought about a quarter final against Alleyn's School. A great performance saw Bede's triumph 4-1, prompting a tough semi-final against Millfield.

Bede's went one nil down but stayed strong, equalising with the goal of the competition, scored by Jacob Merrick. He took on the whole of the Millfield team across the length of the field to slot past the goalkeeper.

The game finished all square, and Bede's went on to win the game on penalties.

This victory meant that Bede' s had reached their fourth consecutive National 6's final against arch rivals Ardingly. After beating their Sussex rivals in last year's final it was always going to be a tough task to do so again.

The game was tight and went into extra time and unfortunately Bede's conceded to finish gallant runners up.

There were some outstanding performances throughout the day from Jacob Merrick, Matt Morrish and Elliot Hooper, backed up by Charlie Flood, James Allen, Bram Griffiths, Niko Turho and Zac Olujobi.

The ISFA Sixes made for a good day of football - coming away with the second prize was an excellent way to start the season.

David Leggett

Head of Football

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