King’s Lynn Town Football Club
National League Tournament February 2023
Twenty schools took part in this event at Lynnsport on Thursday which turned out to be a mild sunny day. It was a 6 a-side event with rolling subs over a 10 minute period. They were divided into 4 pools and played everyone in their group, giving them a placing to move on into the next round of games. Sandringham were up against Fairstead, Holly Meadows, Denver and Greshams, we played them in that order. We started tentatively, conceding a goal in the final seconds which disheartened them a little. We won, scoring 3 against Holly Meadows but conceded 2 against Denver. It was certainly a morning of ups and downs but their best performance came against Greshams who were unbeaten, we fought and won 1-0. It was a great game with other schools cheering them on.
We finished 3rd in our pool, behind Greshams and Denver, we were set to play off for 9th-12th positions. Our time off consisted of lunch and some penalty taking with Fairstead which proved to be a lot of fun, then it was back to the games. Our first match was against St Martha’s, fortunately there were some green bibs to be had as we were both the same colours. It was a good match with both teams having chances but we managed to score and won 1-0. Now we played Nelson Academy who had just beaten South Wootton on penalties after extra time. Another exciting match with end to end football, it went to extra time and in the final minute we scored which secured 9th position.
The final was between North Wootton our coach share school and Greshams, it was so exciting with North Wootton being supported by almost all the children, Greshams scored and went on to win. Our children clapped North Wootton onto the bus for such a great performance they in turn said well done to us for being the only team to win against the winners.
We had some very happy boys and girls.
Neither, Mrs Day or myself couldn’t possibly pick out a best player as they all worked very hard as a team to finish where they did, against some very tough competition but Lenny in goal made some super saves!
You are all superstars!
Pixie, Harriet, Charlie, Finlay, Harry, George, Sam, Dylan, Foster and Lenny.