A huge night for the Year 7 footballers who have already had a busy year and have already finished runners-up twice in County tournaments.
Game one started with Haydon Bridge the opponent and they started well but two early goals by Taylor Milton either side of a Max Gradwell rocket put us in control. Sam Davison opened up his account for the day with two clever finishes. We then conceded late on. 5-1 final score.
Highfield who have frustrated us in weeks gone by were the opponents. A fortunate own goal put us 1-0 up early on before Cameron Hardy made it two with a great strike. Ben Brownless made it 3 from a distance after Highfield got one back. Sam added a fourth but Highfield scored 3 quick goals to equalize. 4-4 final score meaning we needed at least a point to qualify for the final against Ovingham.
Ovingham as always proved tough opponents but we really raised our game. Cameron Hardy linked up brilliantly with Max and Sam to put us 2-0 up early. Both keepers performed exceptionally well but captain for the day James Craig was finally beaten and the score went to 2-2. Both teams went back and forth with more goals from Sam and one from Cam. Holding off a late push from the opposition HMS won 5-3. A good advantage heading into the final.
In a fantastic final HMS played in the perfect spirit and desire to win. Another Sam D goal put us 1 up and Ovingham then equalised shortly after. A back and forward encounter made it exciting to watch but as the final whistle blew it ended 1-1.
Sam slotted home first, then Ovingham, Max then coolly scored before James Craig came up with a crucial save to leave Cam Hardy to slot home the winner. 3-1 final score on Penalties.
Hexham Middle School are the County Champions!
Well done to all!!!