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SCHOOL SPORTS: Lowestoft schools triumph

PUBLISHED: 11:59 04 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:34 06 July 2010

A LARGE Lowestoft contingent travelled to Ipswich Town FC to represent the Lowestoft and Beccles SSP at the Year 7 and Year 9 girls' and boys' Futsal county finals.

A LARGE Lowestoft contingent travelled to Ipswich Town FC to represent the Lowestoft and Beccles SSP at the Year 7 and Year 9 girls' and boys' Futsal county finals.

Harris Middle School won the partnership event in the Year 7 girls competition and travelled to Ipswich with high hopes having done well in last year's competition.

Their first game was against Holbrook High School. The girls made an excellent start and found themselves 3-0 up in the first few minutes. Harris girls continued to dominate and had chance after chance which they took. They ended finishing as 9-0 winners. Their second game was a tough match against Breckland Middle School. Again the girls started off strongly and found themselves 3-0 up in the first five minutes. The girls however took their foot off the gas and started to play sloppy football. Breckland dominated and pulled two goals back. Harris however managed to hold on to win 3-2.

Their final game saw them play Westley Middle School in which a draw would be enough to take the title. They started off the stronger of the two teams and found themselves ahead. Westley started to pull back though and the teams found themselves level. It stayed that way and finished 3-3 and Harris took the title.

In the Year 7 boys competition Foxborough were the Lowestoft representatives. Their first game against Holbrook saw a comprehensive victory with Foxborough 4-0 up in the first seven minutes. They continued to play quality football to take victory easily.

Their second game against Westley became the final as Westley also took Holbrook apart. Foxborough started the game tentatively with Westley playing flowing counter-attacking football. It was Foxborough who had the majority of the possession and had chance after chance but were unable to score.

Westley then countered and within a few minutes found themselves 2-0 up having only had two shots on goal. Foxborough continued to dominate but again the final ball wasn't good enough and Westley again countered to score two more goals and finish as winners and this year's champions. Well done to Foxborough who took second place.

The Year 9 girls' competition saw Denes High School play County Upper School in a two leg match. The first half of the first game saw Denes play fantastic football to dismantle County Upper 6-0. The second half saw Denes pass the ball about well and make a number of changes. County Upper started playing a lot better and ended up winning the second half 1-0.

The second leg saw Denes start as they meant to go on with another masterclass performance. Again they found themselves 6-0 up and continued to bang in the goals. They ended the match clear victors and steamrollered their way to the regional finals as County champions.

The Year 9 boys' competition saw Kirkley play their first game against Castle Manor and perform admirably. They started the stronger of the two and found themselves 2-0 in the first few minutes. They continued to dominate possession and continued to bang in the goals and at the final whistle found themselves clear victors.

Their final game against King Edward VI School was going to be a closer affair as King Edward was a strong outfit. The first half, however was all Kirkley and the team played the ball around well. They dominated possession and found themselves 3-0 up at half time. They continued to play well and in the second half confirmed their victory with another goal to take the match 4-0 and the county title.

Well done to all Lowestoft schools as they swept the board to take three out of the four titles on offer.


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