On Friday May 19th 2017 St Francis football team played their second game of the season against Wheelright Lane school. Following a very cold and rainy day, the pitch condition would not be at its best. But even in these poor conditions the St Francis team would soldier on winning the game 5-2.
The game was very evenly fought out and it could have gone either way at any time with chances from both teams narrowly missing the goal, but early in the first half Gabriel scored the first goal, he went on to score one more goal in the first half before being substituted for Rhys. St Francis conceded a goal just before the stroke of half-time.
There were several changes made at half-time.
Because of the roll on roll off substitute system that is used Gabriel came back on and bagged his hat-trick, Then a goal from Alex made it 4-1. Quickly Wheelright Lane retaliated with a fine goal from their centre forward to make it 4-2. One of the St Francis players to a knock to the knee which lead to Jasmine coming on and she soon but together some excellent passes to enable Robert to put the ball in the back of the net.
St Francis had to pull out all the stops with some fine defending and fantastic goalkeeping to deny Wheelright lane from scoring, ending in a winning result for the St Francis team.
Well done team !