Haywood High School vs STB (County Cup Quarter Final)

Quarter Final of the County Cup

Haywood High School 1 vs 1 Sir Thomas Boughey (FT)

Sir Thomas Boughey Win 8-7 on Penalties

On an extremely wet and boggy pitch both teams struggled to find their natural game in the early stages, with neither side able to keep possession for long periods due to the conditions. Haywood took the lead with a well struck shot, leaving Aaron Ramsdale in goal no chance. Half time came with STB losing 1-0.

The second half saw STB have more opportunities with Elliot Spooner and Oliver Finney coming close, while at the other end the defence held firm to keep the score at 1-0. Oliver Finney equalised to set up a tense finish. Although STB looked to be more dangerous Haywood hung on till the final whistle. This meant the game went to a penalty shoot out.

Haywood missed their first attempt as did Joe Finney for STB. Elliot Spooner and Josh Wilson netted their spot kicks, however so did Haywood to make the score 2-2. Aaron Ramsdale saved the next one to put STB in charge, but Callum Tunstall struck the ball wide. Haywood then took the lead and it now meant that Oliver Finney had to score which he did. Successful penalties were exchanged with Aaron Ramsdale, Joe Bannister, Ben Green, Daniel Taylor all scoring to make it 7-7. Aaron Ramsdale saved the 10th penalty and Jeff Jolley stepped up to score the winning penalty to give STB a semi final spot against either Cheadle Academy or Wolgarston.

A battling performance from the players.

Man of the match Joe Bannister voted for by Haywood’s PE teacher.