Half time at the Rotherham Vs Stevenage game saw the final two quarter final matches of the G4S Trophy take place.Monkwood Primary v Ferham Primary
Final score 2-0
The first game saw Rawmarsh Monkwood take on Ferham. It was clear from the first whistle that Monkwood were going to pile on the pressure in order to progress to the semi final stage. It was this pressure that paid off within two minutes as Mokwood’s striker picked up the ball, beat the defender and slotted the ball home before sliding on his knees in front of the home supporters. This did not slow Monkwood down at all and they kept up the intensity and Ferham were struggling to even get a touch of the ball, Monkwood’s pressure finally led to them getting a corner and when the ball was floated across it was headed in to his own goal by a very unlucky Ferham defender. Monkwood were able to slow their game down after this second goal and saw out the remaining few minutes of the match with no real challenges coming from Ferham.
Kilnhurst Primary v Wath Central
Final Score 3-0
The second game to take place saw Kilnhurst face off against Wath Central. Both teams began strong and it was clear to see that the first goal would be crucial. The game was end to end with both teams wasting good chances but the deadlock was finally broken when a Kilnhurst throwing was launched into the box and headed in by the Kilnhurst midfielder. This seemed to give Kilnhurst a lift and they began to pile on the pressure, initially Wath were able to soak up this pressure with a combination of good goalkeeping and poor finishing from Kilnhurst kept Wath in the game. Eventually Kilnhurst’s pressure did provide a breakthrough and they stunned Wath by scoring two goals in quick succession, this seemed to stun Wath and allowed Kilnhurst to relax a little. The game finished 3-0 and Kilnhurst moved on to face Monkwood in the semi final game on Saturday 15th March when Rotherham played Walsall at the New York Stadium.
Rotherham United CST would like to thank all the teams who took part in these matches as both games were played in the right spirit and all four teams represented their schools very well.
For more information on the schools programme or other sport development programmes offered by Rotherham United Community Sports Trust please contact James Rawlinson on: 07538549061