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Old Scholars' Football Match
06 September 2014
This was the annual football match between the Old' Scholars and the First XI.
Saturday saw the re-introduction of the First XI v The Old Scholars’ football fixture. 18 Old Scholars who attended the school from 2001 through to 2013 turned out to play against their younger counterparts.
Both teams played flowing football but it’s fair to say the Old Scholars made the most of their seven subs, some Old Scholars not having played eleven-a-side football since they left school!
James Hutton opened the scoring for the OS with a wonderful free kick from 25 yards but Felix Hannam followed up a Jake Ogilvie strike to make it one all soon after. James Taylor slotted home for the OS team finishing off a great passing move from the more experienced players but Alex Van Enis scored the goal of the game from open play with a 30 yard strike into the top corner to level things up.
With the match destined for penalties, a defensive error from the now flagging older lads had Jake Ogilvie tap in from 5 yards to seal the victory for the First XI with a final score of 3 - 2. David Vant was comfortable in goal whilst Jimmy Roberts and Zak Charlton were solid at the back. Captain Alex Van Enis and Felix Hannam ran the midfield well, backed up with some good attacking play from Andrew Chong.
The spine of the Old Scholars ‘ team were Ben Brown, Danny Bennett, Kevin Philemon, Matt Simper, James Taylor and Fergus Walsh to name a few. They had a great time meeting up with each other and are looking forward to the rematch next year.
Through the players’ donations, over £85 was raised for Jimmy’s Night Shelter in Cambridge.

See school website for more photos.

Nick Batcheler
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