St Bede's school took on St Gerard’s of Thrybergh in the Broadsword Trophy on the 12th JanuaryThe Rotherham United game against Barnet on the 12th January saw the seventh game of this season’s Broadsword Trophy. A home crowd of 7,434 witnessed the game between St Bede’s and St Gerard’s of Thrybergh. Despite the cold temperatures, both teams were eager to make their mark on the competition and taste victory on their team’s first visit to the New York Stadium.
The game started brightly with both teams enjoying spells of possession without really creating any clear cut chances, and when they did, both goalkeepers were more than up to the task.
However, mid-way through the game, St Bede’s began to take control against the newly formed St Gerard’s team, and it was St Bede’s greater experience that began to show as they put more and more pressure on the St Gerard goal.
Eventually the break through game as St Bede’s scored two goals in quick succession, the second as a result of some great work in midfield and a cross that left the St Bede’s forward with a tap-in.
As St Gerard’s pushed forward to try and get themselves on the score sheet, St Bede’s hit back on the counter and finished the game with their third goal of the game.
Dave Race, Broadsword’s Operations Director added; “Congratulations to St Bede’s on progressing to the next round with a very impressive performance. I thought both teams created some good chances and the team from St Gerard’s can be proud of their efforts”.
James Cole Participation Officer commented “The teams both played the game in the right spirit and the players are a credit to the schools that they represented. St Gerard’s never gave up and kept pressing and working for each other all the way through the game. Congratulations to St Bede’s they played some very good football and will be one of the teams to beat in this season’s competition, they are definitely worth keeping an eye on.”
The next game of the Broadsword Trophy will see Rawmarsh Sandhill take on Thrybergh Primary during the Millers home game against Bristol Rovers on the 26th January. For more details on the Broadsword Trophy and the Millers Schools programme contact James Cole:
Phone: 01709 827767
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