Bishop’s Stortford College Prep School – U13 Footballers through to IAPS National Finals

13 Nov 2018

Bishop’s Stortford College U13 footballers are through to the IAPS National Finals after qualifying in last Friday’s tournament held at Chigwell School.

Having lost the first of their group games, the next two matches against St Anthony’s and Lockers Park were crucial to the boy’s progression in the tournament. Fortunately the team won both with a goal from Max L-T in the former and Owen C in the latter to their opponents’ nil.

In the quarter final they faced Chigwell. It was a tense match which, after both sides failed to score, went to a penalty shootout.  Goalkeeper Freddie H saved two penalties while his team mates Yussif K and Owen C managed to score their penalties past the Chigwell keeper. With a final score of 2-1, the College team were through to the semi-finals.

In the semi-finals they faced Lochinver House. Yussif K and Owen C again scored the goals that put them through to the final. An excellent performance.

Up against Westbrook Hay in the final, the boys put in a tremendous performance. Miles L-T once again scored but Westbrook managed to get two late goals past the College defence in the second half to take the win 2-1.

After a great effort from the whole squad the boys were delighted for be through to the National Finals which will be held in Taunton on 4th November. David Herd, who coaches the team commented, “The boys went from strength from strength as the tournament progressed and were very unlucky in the final. They’ll work hard and hope to go one better at the National Finals.”