Friday, 12 April 2019

Chilcote Vs Lee Forest - HMS Cup Semi-Final

On Thursday 11th April, the Chilcote boys' football team played in the HMS Cup semi-final against Lee Forest for a chance to play at Aston Villa's training ground in the final. This is something no Chilcote team has ever done before!

The first half started well for Chilcote and they had the first chance of the match with a rasping long-range drive. Chilcote dominated the ball for the early stages and were rewarded with the first goal of the match with a great left footed finish from Dylan. Shortly afterwards Chilcote had a goal ruled out for offside. Then, Lee Forest with only their second real effort of the match scored with a volley from outside of the box which gave Benjy no chance in goal. Five minutes before the end of the half, Chilcote got a corner and Steven rose to head the ball onto the post, fortunately Milan was there to head in the rebound and make it 2v1. It stayed this way until half time. 

In the second half, the game was more even to begin with but neither team created a chance. Then, Lee Forest got a corner and scored direct from the corner - another unstoppable goal! This seemed to galvanise Chilcote and they started to dominate the ball and the chances again. Dylan beat his man and put in a lovely cross for Ben to prod home to make it 3v2 to Chilcote. They then had a further three chances to finish the game off, hitting the bar, having one cleared off the line and narrowly missing the other. This made for a nervy finish but Chilcote were firm defensively and won the game 3v2!

An incredible performance and an outstanding result for the team and for the school - well doen to all involved! Onto the final at Bodymoor Heath!!!

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