Year 11 Football success

On Wednesday the 9th of December the year 11 football team were preparing for their round of 16 game against Simon Langton School. The game was even throughout the whole of the first half, however with ten minutes left of the half Durrington went ahead when Jordan Burgess played an accurately weighted pass to Conor Chaplin who slotted it passed the opposing keeper. Half time came and the score was 1-0 to Durrington. At the beginning of the second half the game continued as it had finished, even. However a miss hit cross from a Simon Langton striker somehow found its way into the back of Lee Whittaker’s net. So with the score at 1-1 Durrington were the team pressing for a winner. However a counter attack from Simon Langton School forced a fine stop from Durrington keeper Lee Whittaker. With 20 minutes remaining Conor Chaplin picked up the ball outside of the opposing box where he dribbled past 2 players and won his team a penalty, which he took himself. From the resulting penalty Conor Chaplin had put Durrington back into the lead at 2-1. The last 15 minutes of the game Durrington had to hold onto their lead whilst Simon Langton were trying to force the equaliser. Great team shape and defensive work from the back four of Durrington (Jacob Basset, Jimmy Punter, Matthew Smith and David Beeney) kept the away side out. The whole team worked tremendously hard in defending their lead which meant they deserved the victory when the referee blew the final whistle. Durrington progress into the quarter final of the national cup, which is the furthest any Durrington High school team in history has got too. Now the team is left to train and look forward to the next game.

Year 11 Boys Football Team

14 thoughts on “Year 11 Football success

  1. Brilliant effort boys! I saw the first goal – great play from Jordan and Conor – really impressive. Stay focused, train hard and keep up the winning spirit.
    Mr Allison
    Deputy Head

  2. Boys, to reach the last 8 of a national competition is a fantastic achievement and you should be really proud of yourselves, well done! Im just sorry I could not watch more as it was a great game. We all wish you all the best in the quarter finals. Keep up the hard work and well done boys!

  3. Great result and a very good team effort – well done. Jose Corbett does it again!!
    Still on for the treble – District, County and National Cups !! 🙂
    Mr Pickford
    Head of PE

  4. Great performance again. The hard work and commitment you boys have shown is paying off with a better performance each game. ‘The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary’ (Vince Lombardi)

    Mr J Corbett

  5. Outstanding achievement Y11, well done. This is a reflection of your great teamwork, commitment, and obviously great skill and coaching.
    What a great way for the term to start, you are a credit to our school and we are very proud of you.

    Ms Marooney

  6. Great reading, very well written. I think we have a future Sports writer at the school.
    Well done and please keep up the good work.

    Jason Selfe.

  7. I really enjoyed reading your football article.Are any of the players interested in playing football for an academy? Who is your favorite football player? What is your favorite team? Have you ever watched american football?

  8. Well done with your soccer games! Do you all watch the premiere league? And which team do you all want to win the champions league. My friend Adam wants to know if ya’ll have lacross at Durrington. Finally what do you all think of chicharito (Javier Hernandez) a player of Manchester United.

    • Well done with your soccer games! Do you all watch the premiere league? And which team do you all want to win the champions league. My friend Adam wants to know if ya’ll have lacrosse at Durrington. Finally what do you all think of chicharito (Javier Hernandez) a player of Manchester United.

  9. Good luck with your football team and we hope that you can win the championship. We also play football at our school but in America, football is called soccer. Our school’s soccer team is very good (we are undefeated). We also enjoy playing many other sports such as basketball, baseball, lacrosse, tennis, American Football, and more . Do you guys play any of these sports? Thanks for posting in this blog and we are looking forward to continue our great conversation.

  10. Conor Chaplin, who scored two goals in the match says “My favorite football player is Messi and my favorite team is Barcelona. Yes, i have watched American football before, infact last weekend i watched the Superbowl and i enjoyed it. Thank you for your replies, i hope our team wins our next game in two weeks time.”

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