Friday 17th January 2020 - Edge Hill 13 v 0 St Modwen’s. Staffordshire Schools’ Under 11 Cup 2nd Round.
Goals - Max T x3, Cole x5, Charlie F x2, Joe x2, Charlie P.
WINNERS! EFL U11 Kids Cup @ Burton Albion - January 23rd 2020
The winner of today's competition would go on to represent Burton Albion in this year's EFL Kids Cup League One regional final, with the winners of that competition going on to play at Wembley Stadium in the national finals. Something to play for, then!
First of all, Edge Hill competed in a group with three other schools. The winner of the group would then go on to face the winner of one of the other groups of local schools competing today.
Edge Hill 1-0 Christ Church (Max T)
Edge Hill were clearly the stronger side and had many chances which went wide or were saved. The team know the importance of scoring in these short games but time was running out. Fortunately, Max T put the team in front with a goal from the left.
Edge Hill 1-0 Horninglow (Charlie F)
The team was not as fluent in this match but lots of pressure on the Horninglow goal eventually gave Charlie F the chance to put the ball away.
Edge Hill 4-0 Eton Park (Cole x2, Charlie F, Max B)
A dominant performance in this game showed the Edge Hill team at its best and secured first place in the group!
Semi-Final: Edge Hill 0-0 Richard Wakefield (Edge Hill won 2-0 on pens)
Despite creating many goal scoring opportunities and Edge Hill being clearly the stronger team, the match was level when the whistle blew. However, the Edge Hill players had been practising their penalty taking between matches. Charlie P and Zack both put their shots away and a great save by McKenzie made sure the team got through!
Final: Edge Hill 1-1 Thomas Russell (Edge Hill won 3-2 on pens)
After going a goal behind early on, the team had to work hard to even things up. Again, there were many chances but Max B got the goal we needed after positioning himself at the far post and side-footing in the low corner that arrived at his feet! Another penalty shoot-out followed. Charlie P, Max T and Zack all blasted their penalties in, then a great save by McKenzie won the day!
Well done team for getting through to the regional finals at Peterborough on March 9th!