School Sport: Marshalls Park move on

PUBLISHED: 08:28 06 November 2015 | UPDATED: 09:59 06 November 2015

Marshalls Park's year eight boys are into the next round

Marshalls Park's year eight boys are into the next round


Essex Cup: Saffron Walden 2 Marshalls Park 3

Marshalls Park pupil Finlay DalyMarshalls Park pupil Finlay Daly

Marshalls Park’s year eight boys booked a place in the next round of the county cup with a fully deserved win.

The Romford pupils overcame a slow start to take the lead on 10 minutes when good build-up play out of defence set up a shooting chance for Alfie Fry and his deflected effort found the top corner of the net.

Park played some exciting football after that, forcing plenty of saves from the Saffron keeper.

And they doubled their advantage late in the first half when another shot was well saved and the ball fell to Freddie Potts, who slotted home right-footed.

Marshalls Park pupil Tom GreeneMarshalls Park pupil Tom Greene

Park continued to dominate in the early stages of the second half as substitutes Joe Damrell and Thomas Greene impressed on the wings and created chances with good crosses.

And after William Fisher’s excellent save denied Saffron a reply, Park went up the other end of the field to make it 3-0 as Greene slotted between the keeper’s legs.

Saffron scored twice in the closing minutes to set up a tense finale, but Park held on as Finlay Daly took their man of the match honours for a fantastic performance.

Head of PE Paul Aylett said: “It was a great performance from the boys, which sees them go into the next round.”

Marshalls Park will visit the winners of the tie between Barking Abbey and Robert Clack, who are due to meet on Monday, in the last 16.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Romford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Romford Recorder