FUTSAL: Holyrood Academy through to county finals

FUTSAL: Holyrood Academy through to county finals

THE Year Seven boys’ futsal team at Holyrood Academy in Chard have reached the county finals after coming through a play-off.

Futsal is a variation of association football and played on a hard court and is a version of five-a-side football.

The Chard boys travelled to Buckler’s Mead Academy in Yeovil at the end of last month to play their hosts and Crewkerne’s Maiden Beech.

The boys were hoping for a win to get through to the County Finals which are to be held after Easter. The Holyrood side faced Maiden Beech in their first game where the boys were able to make the most of their chances and win 4-1. They then had an extremely close game against Buckler’s Mead which ended in a 1-1 draw.

After Maiden Beech then beat Buckler’s, the final match of the day between Maiden Beech and Holyrood would decide who went through to the County Finals.

The Chard boys were raring to go and started strongly making it 1-0 within 20 seconds. The boys were 4-1 up when Maiden Beech came back strongly and made it 4-2.

With a couple of minutes left on the clock Holyrood finished the game off with a fifth goal and ended 5-2 up.

Holyrood team manager Mr Evans said: “I am delighted for the boys. They played really well and deserve to go through to the county finals. Jake Davey was awarded player of the day for his exceptional performances in all three games."

The play-off matches in Yeovil were played on Monday, January 29, 2018.

PHOTO – TOP: Pictured (from left) are William Reid, Jake Davey, Leon Gage-Wilks, Owen Ford, Cruz Harrod-Baker, Archie Spokes, Milo Burge and William Lees.