We Never Give Up – Year 7 Football

On 20th September, Mr Mosley had the pleasure of taking the Y7 football team to face a very strong Rawmarsh side in the glorious sunshine.

On the back of our 19-0 win, our boys were confident going into the game but started on the back foot, with their striker causing our back 3 constant problems. We eventually settled and began to play the way we can, with captain Robson dictating the midfield and JJ showing his trickery on the wing. Against the run of play the Rawmarsh striker finally made us pay, netting twice before half time to leave the lads a mountain to climb – tough to take and an undeserved lead!

After regrouping at half time, our boys came out in true Clifton fashion and showed some real grit and determination. With Robson and sean hitting the woodwork early on in the second half, it looked to be one of those days. But 15 minutes before the end the come back was on – Robson poking home after a scrappy affair in the Rawmarsh box. The lads continued to press on and began to totally dominate the game, Sean, Kaif and Brady all linking well before JJ flashed a ball across the 6-yard box which deflected into the net! 2-2!

Enter captain fantastic – with 2 minutes to play Robson latched onto a nervous back pass and slotted home the winner for Clifton. A deserved goal for our fantastic second-half performance! A tremendous character from all involved, a truly great team performance.
What a win – an absolute delight to watch from start to finish from both teams!