Football - Gloucestershire Small Schools County Finals

12/12/2018

The Airthrie team travelled to Oxstalls Sports Centre yesterday afternoon to participate in the Gloucestershire Small Schools County Finals.  We played 3 group stage matches: defeating Bleddington and Sharpness; and losing to Birdlip.  These results meant we qualified for the semi-finals as we were second in our group.  

Our semi-final match was against North Nibley where we demonstrated grit and determination to come back from 1-0 down to draw 1-1 and take the game to extra time.  The tension was building as extra time remained goal-less sending the game to penalties.  In the true spirit of dramatic, nail-biting penalty shoot-outs around the world (!) Airthrie narrowly missed out on a place in the Final as we were defeated 8-7.

I must give thanks to Parents for their tremendous support throughout this term.  We look forward to further success in the New Year.