Yesterday (9th March 2017) Hertford St Andrew hosted their first competitive football match of the year. A very excitable squad were prepared for a tough return match after playing Little Munden in the autumn term. On that occasion we managed to win 5-0 but the players were very conscious of not taking that result for granted.
After warming up and preparing the pitch, Little Munden arrived and started to get ready for the kick off. Our team had a last minute discussion about positions and tactics and then it was time for action. It was obvious, rather quickly, that we were quite nervous and before we knew it an excellent long shot from one of the Little Munden players flew past Devon in the Hertford St Andrew goal. We were 1-0 down but that only served to wake us up. Gloria started to take control of the midfield and we began to pass the ball around confidently. Following a sustained period of very positive play, we managed to get the score back to 1-1 and then we really took off. Little Munden were still applying pressure to our defence and goalkeeper but we managed to keep out all of the long shots. The team’s hard work and positive play led to two goals from Eddie, two from Ryan and a very well deserved goal from our star player, Gloria. As the final whistle blew, we had beaten a very good Little Munden team 5-1. Our squad included: Eddie (C), Gloria, Jessie, Maison, Devon, Erik, Jack and Ryan - well done to you all.
Thank you to all of the parents/carers and teaching staff that came along to support the team. It created a fabulous atmosphere and was a very positive event for our local community. The juice and biscuits were organised by Mrs Garbutt and the photography by Mrs Bond; a massive thank you to you both. And last, but by no means least, a big thank you to Little Munden for taking part in a match that was played in an excellent manner with hand shaking and three cheers from both teams at the end.