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Footballers qualify for the local EFL finals!

A Year 5 and a Year 6 Team took part in the qualifying round of the EFL Kids Cup.  This is a national competition with each of the 72 EFL professional clubs entering a team from their local area.  The first stage is a qualifying event and in Derby over 60 schools entered.  


It was the first time a Year 5 team had been entered and they were very much there to gain experience for next year.  However, they performed superbly against mainly Year 6 opposition and only narrowly missed out on the quarter-final stage with 2 wins and 2 defeats.  Despite being disappointed the boys knew they had performed above expectations.


The Year 6 team grew in confidence and went through as group winners winning all 4 games.  Their semi-final was a close match but they managed to win 3-1 against Dovedale.  This lead to a final against Ockbrook School.  The final didn't begin well and soon they were 0-2 down.  Undeterred, the boys rallied and got back in to the game with a cool finish from George to make it 2-2!  They were now brimming with confidence and top scorer Will (14 goals on the day) broke free and lashed in a goal, in off the far post to take the lead.  Christian made it 4-2 to complete the victory.  What a comeback!  All the boys were terrific and played so well as team.  


They will now compete in the Derby County finals - 6 teams - to see who will represent the Rams at the regional stage.  They play at Moor Farm Academy on Friday 26th January.  Good luck boys!