Dance Show, Football Final and Year 2 Health Eating
Dance Show 2023
Dance Show at High Tunstall
Congratulations to our footballers who played fantastically well in the Primary School Premier Cup Final today at Victoria Park. Our football team, which included many younger children than the opposition could not be separated from their opponents, even after extra-time! The final score was 0-0, so Throston will now share the cup with West Park. This is a HUGE achievement, every player represented the school brilliantly. We are proud of you all!
It was cup final day for Throston as they faced West Park at the Suit Direct Stadium (Victoria Park) in the town cup final. Due to the success of the Year 6’s in other competitions, it was down to mainly the Year 5's to take on West Park’s Year 6’s, which would turn out to be an entertaining draw.
Throston started the game on the front foot, keeping the ball well and pinning West Park back, but it would be West Park who would have the first chance. A well worked counterattack led to the ball being slid in behind, but the Throston keeper came out early and smothered the ball. Following on from this, it was a game of long shots as the teams took turns to test each other's keepers from range. First it was Throston who had the opportunity to shoot from range, a well worked move saw space open up before the long range shot was held well by the West Park goalie. West Park reacted to that by creating a similar chance of their own. A patient move resulted in a long shot which was held well this time by the Throston goalie. The half would finish with one last chance to Throston. A free-kick in a dangerous area flew just over the bar. The teams went into half time 0-0 with neither side able to really break each other down, or create anything clear cut. It was all to play for in the second half.
The second half started in similar fashion to the first, both teams kept the ball well but struggled to create a clear opening. Then, another familiar pattern of the first half emerged as both teams tried testing the keepers from range. First it was Throston with a long range strike as a well worked move down the left flank saw the ball fall inside to the Throston striker. His long range shot was hit well and looked destined to nestle in the top corner if it wasn’t for a top save from the West Park goalie. West Park then responded with some slick play which led to an opening from range. Similar to the Throston shot, it looked destined for the top corner before the Throston goalie produced a flying save of his own to keep it out. After a feisty end to the game, with strong challenges going in from both teams, we went to extra time.
Extra time only lasted for a few minutes which resulted in both teams struggling to really find their stride. In the first half of extra time, West Park had the majority of the ball but couldn’t break Throston down. Contrastingly, in the second half, Throston had the majority of the ball but couldn't breach the West Park back line, as both defences were on top form.
In the end, the game finished 0-0. It was a high intensity encounter with both teams playing some good stuff throughout the match. The trophy was shared between the two teams and Throston can be very happy with their performance. The Throston team battled valiantly against a team of players many of whom were older than them and can be proud of the way they played and the result they got.
By Jay Nicholson (Ex-Throstie - Aged 17).