Year 7 football team are victorious!

Our Year 7 football team showed great determination as they led us to a 1 - 0 victory over Small Heath. A close tense game left the spectators eagerly awaiting the goal that looked like it could be the winner for either team. In the first half, both teams had chances to get early goals but some top class saves from Ali kept out the Small Heath strikers.

 

Ark St Alban’s also had their chances. As Yaser and Diaz both came close to wonder goals throughout the game, both teams went in goalless at half time. The second half started much like the first, with constant creativity from Idris causing a threat throughout the game and excellent attacking fullback play by Zakariya and Ilyas.

 

Deep into the second half the will, determination and mental strength throughout the game was rewarded with a goal by Abdul-Rahman as he poked the ball home into an open goal. The strong duo of Abdullahi-Abdirashid and Abaan in defence was proving their importance as they kept out Small Heath late in the game.

 

The substitutes, Mahdi, Abdulghafour and Rahi , came on to play their huge role in maintaining the clean sheet. Abdul-Rahman came close to another goal and the Small Heath goalkeeper had to make a great save. As the end of the game came closer, the game became tenser. However, Ark St Alban’s managed to hold on to their 1 - 0 lead and got their first victory of the season.