Davington Primary School hold their nerve to progress to our popular half time shoot out competitionOur second half-time shoot-out semi-final of the season saw Barnsole Primary School take on Davington Primary School during our game against Tranmere FC.
Both schools arrived with six players eager to do well and advance to the final. While the final minutes of the first half were ticking down, both schools were making sure they knew all the rules, were dressed in their schools kit and knew the order of penalty taking.
Once the half-time whistle went both schools were lined up down the tunnel like professionals and walked onto the Priestfield pitch, whilst the GFC gems were performing.
Both schools had a warm-up, consisting of passing, kick ups and catching practice, with help from the Community Trust coaches and Tommy T. As soon as the GFC Gems performance was finished the Half-time Shoot-out got underway.
The players had seven seconds to score from the edge of the D and could chose to dribble around the keeper and shoot or simply fire one at goal.
The keepers were allowed to move off their line as soon as the whistle sounded and put the striker under pressure meaning that they both had to think and react fast.
Both teams started strong scoring their first penalty, however Davington carried on their attack and scored their next one, while Barnsole missed.
The pressure got to the next penalty takers as both goal keepers made crucial saves, however despite Barnsole applying late pressure, Davington ran out the winners and progressed to the Final.
Congratulations to Davington and thank you to both schools for taking part in this season's competition.
Good luck to Davington in the Final against Featherby Junior School on 3rd May when the Gills take on Shrewsbury in the last game of the season.
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