Match Report
Truro School Boys-U15/14 vs  U14 Boys County Tournament
On: Friday, 08 Mar 2019
Venue: at Home

Friday’s U14 tournament fell on a wet and windy day with what can only be described as truly Cornish mizzle. However, it was excellent that the boys had the opportunity to play after the tournament was initially cancelled due to the snow in February. The tournament was also one of the first opportunities that the team had had to play together as an 11-a side team against schools that they had only encountered on half a pitch in previous years.

The boys played the winners of the tournament in the first round, Launceston. They were an exceptional team and showed the boys that they needed to pull together and really develop their team work skills if they had a chance of doing well in the tournament. With seven teams in total playing, the matches were to be short and sharp and so meant that the boys needed to go on prepared to play a strong forward game rather than defensive. Unfortunately, Truro School lost against Launceston 0-5. However, they were not defeated and pulled themselves up ready to play their next match. The second match against Bude was not their strongest performance to begin with. Around half way through the match though the team clicked in to place and scored their first goal. In the following matches, the boys drew against Mounts Bay Academy 0-0 and won 1-0 against the local rivals, Penair. They only lost one other match against Penrice 0-1 who ended up coming second overall in the tournament.

Unfortunately, the tournament was cut short due to an injury from another school. Penrice and Launceston ended up playing a thrilling final game to decide who would go through after winning all of their matches. Truro School played brilliantly, and in spite of not winning all of our matches, the boys secured an excellent Third Place which came down to a close look at goal difference to decide the positions. Our strong defence ensured that we did not concede many goals across the day which helped us to hold 3rd place.

The boys played exceptionally well together. Not only did they show fantastic teamwork but were a real asset to the school. They have a bright future together as a team and I look forward to seeing where the next season takes them.