Anyone seen Lady Luck?
The year six boys luck well and truly ran out at the St Bede's football tournament on Wednesday. No matter how hard they tried, they just couldn't reach the back of the net. Despite the lack of success, every Elmlea player really pushed themselves and worked as a team when times were getting tough. Our team looked good on paper but unfortunately, we were playing on astro turf. More importantly, we were up against some really good teams.
In our first game, against bishop road, Charlie started putting in some munching tackles and show-stopping passes. We also had some skilled runs from Archie down the wing. Their first goal was a rebound from one of James’s amazing saves. After that, our defence worked hard but two more seeped through. At the final whistle, the score was 3-0.
Up next was Our Lady'. We might have done well against a lady but in fact it was a team of boys. On the side line parents were competing in a `who can shout the loudest` contest. Although Jake played fantastically, two goals were enough to beat us.
Our third match saw us take on Westbury-on-Trym. More brilliant defending from James, Jake and especially Deniro was backed up by heroics in goal from Charlie. Tragedy struck as a last second goal went in just before the referee called half time; one more goal made it another 2-0 defeat.
The boys prepared themselves for one final effort. The moment had come and Mr Dyer gave a speech that rivalled Churchill at his best. St Bon's must have been shacking in their boots. Come on Elmlea! Well, 0-3 wasn’t what we were hoping for but at least we can be proud of Charlie, Jake, Deniro, Will, Ollie, Oliver, Archie and James. If only Lady Luck had been there!