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12 January 2016



12 January 2016

St Margaret's become the latest school to advance in our half time shootout competition

The GFC community department were pleased to welcome St Margaret’s At Troy Town and Halling Primary School to the MEMS Priestfield Stadium recently to take part in the first round of our popular Half-Time Shoot-Out competition. 

The players on each team were allowed seven seconds to score from the edge of the penalty area by either dribbling the ball forward for a one on one opportunity with the goalkeeper, or simply firing from range and going for glory. 

Before the shoot-out began, both teams were invited into the stadium to go over the rules and get changed into their school team colours. 

Once the two schools had been briefed on the rules of the competition, they lined up in the tunnel awaiting the half time whistle to step on the pitch and try to score a goal in front of the cheering Rainham End. 

After a short warm up, the two teams were called over to the edge of the penalty area where the shoot-out began. 

The competition got off to a fantastic start, with the opening two penalties being scored by both teams. With a number of stylish finishes and some extravagant celebrations, it was clear to see that all involved were relishing the experience and enjoying the moment. 
On the day, St Margarets At Troy Town had enough in their locker to clinch the victory and secure their place in the next round of the competition, scoring an impressive 4/5 of their goals.

We would like to thank both teams for their participation in the competition and for the support they’ve given us over the season. 

The Half-Time Shoot-Out competition will be back on the 23rd January to welcome Saxon Way Primary School and Canterbury Road Primary School, who will face off when the Gills play Peterborough at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium.

Pictures courtesy of Sports Images

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