Southam VS NLS
Our year 7 football team were a part of the 4 away fixtures that took place on a sunny Wednesday evening against North Leamington School (NLS).
The year 7 were excited to play their first game in green and black and started off well in the first 10 minutes, linking up well and trying to keep the ball on the floor. NLS always looked threatening when they attacked and got lots of shots away in the first 15 minutes but with Jasper playing brilliantly (And out of position!) in between the sticks for Southam, they were beginning to wonder how they could break the deadlock. Southam opened the scoring after the 20-minute mark as Sam broke the NLS line of defence and calmly took the keeper on and slotted the ball home to go 1-0 up. This lead did not last long as NLS struck back with a superb finish in the bottom left corner which followed a wonderful through ball which unlocked Southam’s defence. 1-1 at half time was a fair representation for the first 35 minutes with all to play for in the second period. The second half started very much like the first with both teams creating good scoring opportunities but could not capitalise. NLS came close with a 25-yard volley which left the crossbar shaking. With 15 minutes to go, NLS scored a wonderful goal with a shot from outside the box which nestled into the top left-hand corner. Southam fought hard and tried to find a way back into the game but unfortunately could not find a way through the NLS defence which meant the game ended 2-1. Southam’s attitude in the game was positive, they played some good football and represented the school well which is great to see. The team will be back stronger in their next fixture after half term!