Last night saw the start of the Lincoln Schools Cup for both the girls and boys football teams.
The girls travelled the short distance to Our Lady of Lincoln Primary school which was a tough looking fixture on paper, especially as all but two of the girls had never played in a full match before.
The first half started with Our Lady's in the ascendancy and they took an early lead after a strong run finish by their striker. Our Lady's had most of the attacking play in the first half and but for some strong tackles from Olivia and good goalkeeping from Mia the score could have been more than 1-0.
After some tactical changes at half time, St Giles came out in the second half like a different team. Some excellent midfield play form Millie and Evie and some strong dribbling from Keira saw St Giles take control and create multiple chances in the second half. The team were rewarded for their improved play with a goal from Evie. For the rest of the match St Giles piled on the pressure with Evie coming close to scoring a 2nd, but unfortunatly could not find the 2nd goal. The match ended in a 1-1 draw which was an overall reflection of the match.
A huge well done to all the girls who played for showing amazing passion towards their team and resilience to battle back from 1-0 down to earn a draw.
Team:Mia, Olivia, Millie, Evie, Keira, Kiera, Lilly - Mia, Darcie, Chloe, Megan, Emily and Nicola.
Player of the match: Olivia
On the same afternoon, the Giles Academy boys football team took part in their first game of the new season, against Carlton Academy.
It was certainly a game of two different halves, with the first seeing Carlton take a commanding 4-0 lead by half time. However, the second half was a different story, as our players settled into the game, with many debutants growing into the game as it progressed. They battled back to finish the game 4-2 and walked off the pitch to great applause and their heads held high.
The man of the match for this week went to Romans (Year 6).