Boys' Football v Davenies School, Saturday 30 January: Sidcot 3 – 7 Davenies
On a sunny Saturday morning, a team consisting of boys from Years 4 to 7, welcomed a side from Davenies School, Buckinghamshire, for what proved to be an exciting and very engaging match. With a large crowd looking on, both sides produced some highly entertaining football, despite the unfavourable pitch conditions.
With the crowd cheering the boys on, it was the visitors who made the quicker start, establishing an early 3-0 lead. Despite the poor start, Sidcot rallied, with the ever busy Fletcher Hann and Henry Williams terrorising the Davenies defence. Their work was soon rewarded with a goal, with Fletcher racing through before coolly slotting the ball passed the hapless Davenies keeper.
Despite starting the 2nd half began 4-1 down, it was Sidcot who made the better start, with Oscar Byles and Theo Millar forming a strong defensive unit, Sidcot had the solid base they needed. With the game going end to end, Joe Hart bagged himself a brace, the first of his 2 goals coming after a stunning run covering ¾ of the pitch and ended with a powerful shot into the top corner. Although the game finished 7-3 in favour of Davenies, it was Sidcot who had the final word; Joe getting his 2nd after a wonderful cut back from Adam Waver.
Congratulations to all those involved. A special mention to Fletcher Hann, who was voted Players' Player of the Match, and Oscar Byles, who was nominated by Daveniesas their Player of the Match.