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School Sport: Marshalls Park’s best yet beats Bower

PUBLISHED: 09:30 16 October 2015

Marshalls Park pupil Tom Greene

Marshalls Park pupil Tom Greene

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Havering Cup: Marshalls Park 4 Bower Park 0

Marshalls Park pupil Joshua HolmesMarshalls Park pupil Joshua Holmes

Marshalls Park’s year eight boys produced their best performance of the new season to see off their borough rivals Bower Park.

Bower went into the match unbeaten so far this year and Park knew they would be in for a tough test against a side who are always a threat.

But Joshua Holmes opened the scoring to carry on his fine form in front of goal, slotting into the bottom left corner of the net from a good through ball.

Alfie Parrish scored a superb free kick from around 20 yards, finding the top right corner with a shot most keepers would have struggled to stop.

Marshalls Park pupil Finlay DalyMarshalls Park pupil Finlay Daly

But Bower started to come back into the game either side of half time as play became tighter.

Park made a few changes in the second half, with Ballie Connelly coming on for Holmes who had enjoyed one of the best games of his season at right midfield.

And Tom Greene made in 3-0 after a hard run as he tucked the ball past the keeper, before and year seven pupil Freddie Potts scored during his 15-minute cameo.

It was a well-worked goal too, as Alfie Fry supplied the cross for hotshot Potts to volley home.

Finlay Daly was named man of the match for his work rate and composure in central midfield, in his best performance yet for Marshalls.

Teacher Paul Aylett said: “What a fantastic performance. We played really well and I am so pleased with the way they passed the ball and kept possession.

“We could’ve had more, but the chances we made were amazing.

“The squad are getting better and better and now I’m hoping for a good run in the Essex and Nationals.”

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