School Sport: Brave Redden Court bow out
PUBLISHED: 15:37 22 September 2014 | UPDATED: 15:38 22 September 2014
Essex Y8 Cup: Brentwood 2 Redden Court 0
Redden Court’s year eight boys put up a brave fight before bowing out of the Essex Cup.
The Harold Wood pupils made the short trip to the prestigious Brentwood School to play at their magnificent private facilities and were narrowly beaten.
And the visitors started solidly, but were undone by strong play down the right as a powerful effort was fired in at the near post to open the scoring.
Redden Court rallied and recovered well, with James Lickfold coming close to stealing an equaliser.
But they were made to pay for a small lapse in concentration on the stroke of half time which allowed a Brentwood player to smash home a second from close range.
Redden Court took on their instructions well during the interval and produced a fine second-half performance.
They appeared the better side after the restart and went close to reducing the arrears on a couple of occasions, only to be denied by two great saves from the home keeper.
Teacher Oliver Dingli said: “This was a good result for the year eights, considering this was their first ever match together against a very strong opponent who will go far in the Essex Cup.
“Though Redden Court boasted some really strong players, we did not have enough to beat a side which included several academy players, including a West Ham and Arsenal player.
“It was a valiant effort, epitomised by the efforts of Ewan Sargood, who was our man of the match.”