Having represented Downderry since they were in Year 2, our year 6 boys’ team hung up their football shirts after playing for the last time in the Lewisham Cup. Having reached the semi-final in year 3, they were hoping to go one better this time round, but sadly, it was not to be.
After being beaten narrowly by Stillness and defeating Prendegast, we needed to win our last match against St Mathews to progress to the next round. Alas, although we had dozens of chances, we found the St Mathews goalkeeper in inspired (and somewhat lucky) form and were not able to score the goals needed to progress to the next round.
Although we were disappointed not to move forward in the competition, our team played really well and tried really hard. Our supporters (which included parents and staff) were brilliant and the games we played in were unbelievably eventful and exciting – even more exciting than the Champions’ League Final! As a consequence, it was a fine way for this particular team to say goodbye to football at Downderry. We are very proud of the efforts the players have made over the years, and have many fond memories of their time representing Downderry.