School Sport: Marshalls Park progress in National
PUBLISHED: 15:31 30 November 2015 | UPDATED: 15:31 30 November 2015
National Cup: Oakwood Park 1 Marshalls Park 2
Marshalls Park’s year seven boys kept their National Cup dream alive with a hard-fought win in Maidstone.
The Romford pupils made the trip to Kent having been knocked out of the Essex Cup on Friday and began well in windy conditions.
Freddie Potts had the first chance for the visitors, which went narrowly wide.
But Charlie Reynolds then gave away a soft penalty with a tackle in the box and the Oakwood player put the ball into the top corner of the net despite Park keeper Joe Kuszel getting a hand to it.
Park equalised just before half-time, though, when Potts played the ball into Sonny Davie who fed it across the box for Bradley Gray to fire home.
And although the second half was very tight, with both teams having chances to take the lead, it was Potts who tucked the ball away to send Marshalls into the fifth round.
Head of PE Paul Aylett said: “It was a good performance in what were difficult conditions so we are pleased with the win.
“Hopefully we can go to Bromley and go one stage closer. The lads have been a pleasure this year so it will be nice to have a little run.”
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