On Monday the 14th May our year 8 boys football team travelled to Dudley College to play against a very strong Dormston side in the final of the Dudley Schools Cup. On a warm evening our lads started well, demonstrated good confidence on the ball and solidity at the back. After around 20minutes however Dormston took the lead through a goal mouth scramble, they then quickly doubled it through a screamer of a free kick from 30 yards out. The boys however were not swayed from their efforts and Tom Jones pulled one back on the stroke of half time with a lovely finish.
The second half started with Dormston controlling possession, but Ounsdale Stormed back with a stunning 10 minute period of play where Tom Jones completed his hat-trick and Ethan Causer completed a sweeping counter attack with a lobbed finish. We were sitting handsomely in the lead 4-2 with 10 minutes left. Dormston pulled one back with a wonder strike from 30 yards that Goal Keeper Jamie had no chance of saving, however he did pull off a victory defining save with moments to spare, a save that Mr Donoghue described as ‘the best he has ever witnessed live’. Ounsdale went on to win the game 4-3.
An excellent display of fight, grit and determination coupled with brilliant footballing skills meant that it was an evening to be proud of for the boys and for the school. Very very well done!!