On the 1st of March 2017 the high spirited lads from Holsworthy set off on the long journey to Woking.
The team were looking forward to the tough game ahead of them against a strong Gordon's school. After a long bus journey, with some banging tunes, the lads arrived at their cosy Travelodge and settled in. The team then headed out for a scrumptious meal at Frankie & Bennies and carbo-loaded in preparation for the next day.
After a good night’s sleep and a pre-match meal, the boys were prepped for the biggest game in Holsworthy history.
Kick off began, both teams were battling hard and the game looked very even. Holsworthy conceded a corner, which was fumbled about the box and came out to the Gordon's striker’s feet. He slotted it top corner to give them the lead. The boys battled hard, but couldn't seem to finish their chances. The half time score was 1-0 to Gordon's.
We came back on, confident that we could still win and we seemed to be dominating the second half, but after some sloppy defending Gordon's had another shot, which Sam Quance saved, but their striker soon came in and scored the rebound. Holsworthy were now 2-0 down, but they kept their heads high and soon were rewarded with a goal with Josh Down scoring the best goal in Holsworthy history— a 40 yard screamer just put out of the goalie’s reach! The rest of the game was very tense, with both teams having lots of chances - with one of Holsworthy shots being cleared off the line.
The final score was 2-1 to Gordon's. Man of the match Josh Down. The lads travelled home disappointed with the loss, but happy to have got so far in such a big competition.
Max McDonald, Ben Furber and Sam Quance
“I'm so proud of the boys; an incredible achievement to get so far in a national competition .” Mr Vanstone