Search

£500 of shopping vouchers up for grabs in this week’s Recorder

On sale June 26

School Sport: Shenfield High’s semi-final despair

14:32 30 January 2014

Shenfield High

Shenfield High's year seven boys were beaten semi-finalists in the South England five-a-side championships

Archant

Year seven boys edged out in five-a-side event

Shenfield High School’s year seven boys lost out in the semi-finals of the South East England five-a-side Championships.

Their squad was one of 20 representing their district at the event and they won their group before coming through a tense quarter-final tie 7-6 on penalties.

But Shenfield’s hopes of success were ended in the last four by the eventual winners Eastbury, after Kieran Huddart netted in a 1-1 draw.

Teacher Garry Sapsford said: “The boys can be so proud of themselves for their performances. Top three in South East England!”

The year 11 squad were handed a bye in their National Cup tie as Haberdasher’s Aske’s could not raise a side.

And they produced a stunning fightback to beat Gilberd in the Essex Cup semi-final on Tuesday.

A hat-trick from Charlie Jacobs had helped Shenfield into a 4-1 lead, but Gilberd netted four unanswered goals and looked set to go through.

Two late headers from Sam Groom sealed a dramatic 6-5 win for Shenfield, though, to book their place in the final.

The academy squad were also celebrating after a 4-1 win over cup favourites John Madejski Academy in Reading.

The under-14 girls are due to play their last 16 tie in the National Cup on Friday, while the under-13s chase a semi-final spot on Tuesday.

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 18:00
Upminster captain John Curtis (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Captain in great spirits after watching his side earn second win in the space of three weeks

Yesterday, 17:13
Nyron Nosworthy in action for Sunderland against West Ham (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO).

Veteran centre back agree one-year contract at Victoria Road

Yesterday, 15:53
Women in Essex are being urged to take up football (pic: essexfa.com)

Latest news from the Essex FA

Yesterday, 14:00
Scott Doe will not be signing a new deal (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Daggers boss gives update on futures of defender and midfielder

Most read sport

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Y6 pupils unpack the rice

A school challenged their pupils to become enterprising individuals as they took on the national 90kg Rice Challenge.

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder