OUNSDALE ARE VICTORIOUS!

Here is the match report from the Dudley Schools FA Cup final!

 

On a gloriously sunny Monday night the boys and I travelled to Dormston School, to face Kingswinford school, for the Dudley Schools FA cup final.

The boys had played extremely well in all of their games leading to this point and expectations were high. After a slightly nervous warm up, and an even more nervous start to the game, the boys settled into their well-rehearsed 2-touch football. As confidence grew, opportunities to take the lead presented themselves more regularly. After a blistering run down the left wing Tyler Newell put in a great, low driven, cross that resulted in one of the Kingswinford players steering the ball into his own net. 1-0 Ounsdale.

The game continued with much of the pressure being applied by Ounsdale. However, a good counterattacking move resulted in Kingswinford drawing level, 1-1. The game, becoming more balanced, needed an injection of inspiration. This came in the form of an exquisite strike by Billy Corns that would have beaten just about any keeper in the premiership. Unfortunately the whistle had already gone and the goal did not stand.

This strike did however act as the catalyst for a renewed belief in the boys. It wasn’t long before Billy was again in a great position and this time his confident strike into the bottom corner counted, 2-1 Ounsdale.

Much of the pressure remained concentrated in the opposition half. This remained until the final whistle and Ounsdale were crowned as the winners.

The boys have remained focused and hard-working throughout their cup campaign and got the rewards that their efforts rightly deserved. I am especially proud of the way that the boys have carried themselves this year and have acted as superb ambassadors for Ounsdale, within the local community.

Good luck for next year boys.

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