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U18 Kent Schools' Football Cup: Monday 6 March
Quarter Finals: Highsted versus Marsh Academy
On Monday 6th March, Highsted Grammar School U18 football team travelled away to the Marsh Academy in New Romney for the quarter finals of the Kent Cup. Highsted won kick-off and began the game with a long ball into the opposition half by Fran. Marsh Academy responded quickly and created a technical string of passes to move into the Highsted half. Elle and Katie in defence shut off the pass to keep Highsted out of danger, and hit it up the pitch to Holly and Eleanor on the wing to pressure the opposition.
After a back-and-forth between the two teams, neither with a significant advantage, Highsted won a corner which posed a chance at a goal. A high and well aimed cross by Louise was met by a strong header from Rachel, which was saved only by quick reflexes from the opposition keeper onto the crossbar. Highsted continued to pressure the other team and had many runs into the opposition box, and were unlucky to not score. The Marsh continued to fight, and scored from a volley from a corner, which set Highsted unluckily behind. Just before the conclusion of the first half, Marsh Academy scored again due to a slight miscommunication by Highsted which allowed the opposition to powerfully hit the ball into the back of the net.
Despite starting the second half 2-0 behind, Highsted kept their heads up, with Dara and Louise fighting hard to send the ball through to Holly and Rose on the wings. There was also hard work being done in defence, with a spectacular save by Daisy who dived from one side of the goal to the other to deny Marsh Academy from another goal. Midway through the half, Elle received the ball from Daisy in goal, and sent it firmly up the line towards Rose, who despite being physically impeded by the other team, span round her defender and played a through ball to Louise, who put the ball on a plate for Eleanor, who finished the ball with skill. However, just before the end of the game the Marsh luckily made their way nearby the corner flag and unintentionally produced a high flick just under the crossbar to complete the final score, with Eleanor producing a player of the match display, despite the loss.
Final score: Highsted 1; Marsh Academy 4
Player of the match: Eleanor
Report by: Rachel C (Sixth Form)