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YEAR 5 & 6

2021-2022 Season

A Winning Start For Year 6

Saturday 13th November 2021

 

Downderry 3 - 0 Horniman

Downderry 4 - 0 Baring

 

 

Our Year 6 team started their league campaign with 2 victories.

 

Our first match against Horniman was closer than the scoreline suggests as solid defending from Sebastian, Vipushan and Jordan was necessary in order to keep a clean sheet and take the victory.

 

The opening goal came just before half time and was initiated by an our goalkeeper, Elijah, who hit an amazing 60 yard pass to Anderson on the right wing, deep in the opposition’s half. Anderson controlled the ball on his chest and beat three players before rifling the ball into the far corner of the goal. The rest of the match continued to be very close until Dexter and Luiz, with the support of Ashay, Jonny and Santiago, settled the match with two superbly taken goals.

 

Our second match was much more one-sided than the first with Downderry having 27 efforts on target compared to Baring’s 1. The Baring goalkeeper, however, was in inspired form and made some outstanding saves to keep the scoreline respectable. In fact, it took a perfect long-range effort that nestled into the top corner from Dexter to beat the Baring goalkeeper and break the deadlock. After that, two more goals from Dexter and one from our striker, Moshe, secured the points for Downderry.

 

Well done to all those who represented Downderry. We are very proud of you.

Year 6 Team on Saturday 13th November 2021

Next matches: Saturday 27th November 2021

From the Archive

Downderry Bow Out in Style

 

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 progress, our team played really well and tried really hard. Our supporters 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.

2020-2021 Year 6 Football Team

Saturday 1st February 2020

WE WIN OR WE LEARN

Downderry 1 v 2 Launcelot

Downderry 3 v 0 St Matthews

 

On Saturday, year 5 were up against Launcelot and St Matthews.

 

We started the game against Launcelot on the front foot, creating early chances which we managed to convert into a goal thanks to a clever strike from Elijah. Sadly, the lead was soon out of our hands after two quick fire goals saw Launcelot take a 2-1 lead, much to the disappointment of the boys. However, they rallied and finished the game the much better side, and despite several late chances, it wasn't to be our day as Launcelot managed to hold on to their slender lead.

 

The second game against St Matthews was a different story. With the boys eager to avenge their disappointment from the first game, we started well again. However, St Matthews played with everyone behind the ball and we found it difficult to break them down. As the game went on, it seemed as if luck wasn't going to be on our side. Then the ball struck a St Matthews player on the arm and without hesitation the referee awarded us a penalty. Our captain, Jack, stepped up with great confidence and arrowed his penalty into the top corner, which led to wild celebrations from the team. Two minutes later, Captain Jack was again in the right place at the right time to finish of a great move by the team and a great cross from Elijah. Elijah then topped off a great performance by adding a third and we finished the game with a comfortable 3-0 win. What a way to bounce back from the disappointment of the first match!

Tuesday 29th October 2019

FOOTBALL SUCCESS!

On Tuesday, our year 6 boys' team attended a football festival at Whitefoot Lane Playing Fields. All matches were very close but Downderry performed brilliantly and were able to win ALL their matches and, therefore, the overall competition. Wearing their medals home, it was a great way to start the season. Well done to all the players.

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