Boy’s Football Finals

Oakwood boy’s 7 a side football team arrived in Chesterfield for the County Finals at Brookfield Community School in high spirits and full of confidence.

We were aware that the standard of football would be high and that we needed to be on top form to get through the group stage. Thankfully Oakwood were ready for the challenge and won their first group game 1 – 0 against Dovedale. After dominating the game against Heathfields, Oakwood could only manage a draw 0 – 0. Things looked gloomy as the rain came down and we lost the next match (against the run of play) 1 – 0. The tension was high when we realised Oakwood would need to win the final group game to go through to the semi final. In a fine battle Oakwood came out 2 – 0 winners to gain that last four spot.

William Gilbert were the oppostion in our semi final. We knew they were a good team from past experience. Oakwood put up a spirited fight in a tense ‘end to end’ game. Both sides giving their all. From a corner a┬álate goal was scored by a William Gilbert striker. This goal proved to be the vital one!

As ever Oakwood were gracious in defeat and wished William Gilbert the best of luck in the final, which they won with a penalty.

We rallied to win third spot via a play-off. With the score 0 – 0 at full time and with the scores were still level at extra time, the game went to penalties. Oakwood just easing through 3 -2.

All in all a very interesting and eventful day. With some lovely memories for all involved.


Mr Higgins

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