Greneway into semi-finals
PUBLISHED: 13:28 01 April 2010 | UPDATED: 16:18 11 May 2010
GRENEWAY School s Year Six football team have made it through to the semi-finals of the prestigious Hertfordshire Wix Trophy. They made it through to the quarter-final stage of the tournament at Parmiters School, Watford on Monday after competing against
GRENEWAY School's Year Six football team have made it through to the semi-finals of the prestigious Hertfordshire Wix Trophy.
They made it through to the quarter-final stage of the tournament at Parmiters School, Watford on Monday after competing against 15 of the best teams in Hertfordshire.
And after winning their group, they will now go on to play in the finals night (semis and final) at Clarence Park - the home of St. Albans City FC.
Group One pitted Greneway against reigning champions Radlett Prep School, Brookmans Park and Whitehill.
Greneway faced Radlett in the first match and, after a slow start, Greneway dominated the match as Ben Seabrook and Jack Logan controlled the back line and Connor Sandford marshalled the midfield.
Michael Baulk grabbed the opener with a clinical finish before Radlett equalised in dubious circumstances straight from the restart.
This spurred Greneway on and Barnes picked out Baulk who bravely headed home the winner.
In the second match, Greneway entertained Brookmans Park as they looked to start as they had finished in their previous match.
James Edwards and Sandford combined well to create the opening goal for Baulk before he scored again soon after.
Sandford then wrapped up the scoring just before the end with a brilliant solo goal.
In the final game, Whitehill knew a win would give them a chance of making the semi-final instead of Greneway.
However, Greneway were just too strong and it was Baulk once again who finished expertly after a good pass from Tom Harrington to grab the lead.
Sandford then spotted the 'keeper off his line to score from just inside the half before Logan and Morgan combined to set up Baulk who scored from long range to seal Greneway's semi spot.
Head of PE Terry Graves praised his team's performance, and says they are all looking forward to more success in the final round of the tournament on Wednesday, April 28, when they will be representing North Hertfordshire schools.