Year 11 Footballers Compete in First External Sports Fixture of Term16 October 2020
The Year 11 football team travelled to Somerset to face Millfield School earlier this week, in what was the College’s first sports fixture of the term against an external opponent.
Lots of work went into ensuring the fixture went ahead in a safe manner, and the Year 11 pupils were exemplary in following the extensive school and national governing body measures throughout the day.
The game itself was an exciting encounter between two sides that are expected to have strong seasons in their respective competitions, punctuated with some errors which could be explained by the lack of recent match play opportunities. And despite falling behind twice in the opening half, Penryn fought their way back to head into the half-time interval with the score at 2-2, thanks to two good finishes from Ross D.
The second period of the game saw both sides introduce players off the bench – including Millfield’s England U16 international central midfielder – who influenced the encounter and helped his side register two late goals to earn a 4-2 victory.
Despite the result, Head of Football, Mr Ash, was extremely pleased with the performance. He said: “The boys were excellent, and it was so nice to be back playing games again. The last school game for many of these boys would have been our trip here back in early March.
“We set the lads the objective of working on our high press, and in parts of the game, especially the opening half, we looked really good. With some more games under their belts, I am sure the boys will be in a good place to have a brilliant season with the fixtures we have planned.
“I’d like to thank the boys and their parents for their support in allowing the game to go ahead. I would also like to thank Millfield for hosting us on their immaculate pitches.”