With the first quarter final of this seasons Domino’s Cup Half Time Competition due to take place this weekend, we look back at the story so far.
The tournament kicked off at the Shrewsbury game with Meadows Primary and Saxilby Primary facing each other. Harry Bowley scored two for Saxilby as they raced into a 2-0 lead before a late goal from William Knights ensured Saxilby went through to the next round with a 3-0 win.
Scampton edged past South Hykeham by the narrowest of margins by winning a corner in the dying seconds of the game in the second fixture of this years competition.
It was then the turn of Chad Varah and Redwood Primary who battled it out at the Aldershot game and in a another tight affair with the game ending 0-0. Chad Varah went through as they had more shots on target.
Half time during the Torquay United game saw Bishop King Primary and St Faiths & St Martins Primary play in a great end to end game of football full of long range efforts on goal.
Bishop King scored an early goals through Logan who used his strength brilliantly to hold off a defender and put his shot past the keeper and this was enough to secure their progression through to the Quarter Finals.
During the Cheltenham game it was the turn of Cherry Willingham Primary and St Hugh’s Catholic.
Jack Forrester of Cherry Willingham fired a shot towards the St Hughs goal which the keeper saved well from. However the ball rebounded back out and Tom Robinson was there to put the rebound away and with Liam Watkinson adding a second with a great long distance shot, it was Cherry Willingham who progressed through to the next round.
On a very wet Saturday afternoon the reigning Champions of the Domino’s Tournament, Sir Francis Hill, returned to Sincil Bank for their first round match against St John’s Bracebridge Heath. In another tight affair the game ended 0-0 with Sir Francis Hill being put through to the next round with the most shots on target.
On a very cold Tuesday evening during half time at the Port Vale game, Manor Leas locked horns with Dominos Cup new boys Isaac Newton Primary School from Grantham. It was a very close encounter with neither team dominating the match for long periods of the game. With the game finishing at 0-0 the decision went to shots on target, Manor Leas went through having had 2 shots on target to Isaac Newton’s 1.
In the final game of the first round stage Welton St Mary’s took on the William Alvey from Sleaford in what was the first time these two schools have ever played in the Domino’s Half Time Tournament.Welton struck early with a great strike from Callum Gray within a couple of minutes of the match kicking off.
William Alvey weathered the storm and just 30 seconds after coming on the pitch, super sub Jacob Fenton scored a dramatic equaliser. With the final whistle blown the score ended up 1-1 on goals and 2-2 on shots on target but the team who went through to the next round was William Alvey having won 2 corners to Weltons 1.
The Quarter Final stages of the Domino’s Cup will now take place over the next four home games and we wish everyone the best of luck in attempting to book their place in the semi final stage.