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Rickling primary school represents uttlesford in the county small schools Football tournament.

Essex FA Small Schools Tournament

On Thursday 18th October, Sarah Miles and Mr Lee took unbeaten Rickling to the regional Essex FA tournament in Malden. Knowing that the team faced stiff competition from a host of decent footballing sides, the Reds made a perfect start with a comprehensive victory over Stebbings School, beaten finalists last time the two teams met in the local tournament.

Two shaky but ultimately efficient performances followed, beating two schools 1-0, before two excellent victories over two dangerous teams, Terling and St. Peter’s, virtually ensured qualification from the group. Rickling completed the group stage in style, thrashing the remaining teams to complete a hugely successful group stage, and going into the knockout phase with a 100% win record and no goals conceded.

In the semi-finals, Rickling faced Margaretting School from Brentwood and secured a convincing victory to progress to the final. Facing teams with greater quality, Rickling stepped up their game. Following a scouting operation on the opposition, the midfield and defence were tremendous, easily keeping the Margaretting danger man in the middle of the park quiet and frustrated.

Rickling had looked better and better throughout the day, and saved their best performance for the final. Facing last year’s runners-up, Mountnessing from Shenfield, Ricking tore into the opposition and produced a series of lightning attacks to blitz the opposition and record an excellent 3-0 win.

Showered with acclaim from opposing coaches and parents, Rickling lifted the trophy, having maintained their perfect winning record and incredibly, going the whole tournament without conceding a single goal. The victorious team now have the honour of representing Essex at the National Finals in Greenwich in March.

 

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