Football success at Epping St John'sPosted: 16th May 2019
Footballers at Epping St John’s School are enjoying success.
Year 9 boys at the school have won the district final for the second year in a row.
Remaining undefeated for two years, the team beat Burnt Mill, St Mark’s, Passmores and Stewards before their final match against West Hatch at Roding Valley School which they won 2-1.
They also reached the quarter finals of both the National League and the Essex Cup.
Jaden Marzell, crowned man of the match, said: “Overall, the boys have had a good run this year and we’re hoping to do the same next year.”
The Year 10 football team won their regional league, winning four and drawing one match against Harlow schools.
They also came up against West Hatch in the district final at Debden Park, losing 3-5.
Player Ben Roberts said: “It was a long journey to get to the final after a run of six games unbeaten in the league to fall just short at the final hurdle.
“In preparation for the biggest game in our year group’s four-year history, we organised a friendly against Davenant who narrowly missed out on a place in the final themselves. The game itself was an entertaining one which saw us throw away a two- goal lead to go 3-2 down by the time the 70 minutes were up. Disregarding the fact it was a friendly, pandemonium ensued and the result kept the morale high going into the final.
“Even though we didn’t get the result we wanted on the day, it was still a marvellous display by everyone on the pitch.”