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School's pride at team's success

PUBLISHED: 12:20 05 March 2010 | UPDATED: 15:19 14 July 2010

Attleborough High School's footballers.

Attleborough High School's footballers.

ATTLEBOROUGH High School has been celebrating a double sporting success thanks to the efforts of the school's Year 7 boys' football team.

The Attleborough lads were proud winners of the Breckland Partnership Games Schools' seven-a-side tournament held at Wymondham college recently, where their talent and team effort shone through.

ATTLEBOROUGH High School has been celebrating a double sporting success thanks to the efforts of the school's Year 7 boys' football team.

The Attleborough lads were proud winners of the Breckland Partnership Games Schools' seven-a-side tournament held at Wymondham college recently, where their talent and team effort shone through.

Mr Crome, head of PE, said: “The competition for schoolboys who lack the opportunity to play regular sport was seen as a great chance by the Attleborough PE dept to showcase some of the talent amongst Year 7.”

Indeed young players such as Ross Coaker and Alex Smart took full advantage of the occasion to demonstrate their skills with some fine performances in the Attleborough midfield.

Star of the tournament was Aaron Bradley who controlled every game with his accurate passing and all- round effort.

He was ably supported by Ben Willingham who worked tirelessly up front. The final against Methwold resulted in a 2-1 win which gave captain Thomas Godden the chance to pick up the winners' medals.

This win then meant that Attleborough represented the Breckland area in the county finals at UEA the following week.

There the team continued to acquit themselves well as they came runners-up out of the eight strongest sides in the county.

The boys were faced with the daunting prospect of seven matches in three hours and they struggled to find their rhythm in the first game, eventually going down to the tournament winners Broadland.

After that they rattled off three wins and three draws to move clearly into second place.

On this occasion it was the defence which secured success as Attleborough kept six consecutive clean sheets thanks to the defensive efforts of Sam Plummer, Liam Potter, William Rutland and captain Godden.

Headmaster Mr McShane said: “I'm delighted with the success of the team and more importantly with their behaviour.

“They conducted themselves impeccably throughout two gruelling cold days and still achieved great success for themselves and the school. They are a credit to all at Attleborough.”

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