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‘5-Star’ One In A Million Students March On To Victory!

The Year 9 and 10 boys took a huge step closer to a successive league title with a 5-0 victory over Laisterdyke.

With the wind and a slight downhill advantage behind them, it was Laisterdyke who kicked us off on what was a bitter, cold evening.

Despite the battles, it was OIAM who started the brightest, with the first chance of the game falling to the feet of Amaan, whose shot was tipped wide by the goalkeeper just a minute in.

The pressure was kept firmly on, and it only took until the third minute to see the deadlock broken as Manny and Amaan linked up on the edge of the area with a quick 1-2 and fed the ball to RAHAT on the left-hand side of the six-yard box. He took a great touch and coolly slotted it past the goalkeeper. 1-0 OIAM. 

A couple of minutes later, it was 2-0. Amaan picked up the ball from a wonderful pass from Ibrahim. He beat two defenders before curling the ball low into the bottom left corner. 2-0! 

The Laisterdyke goalkeeper then made an incredible save from Ibrahim, whose long-range curling effort looked destined for the top corner. 

HT 2-0 to OIAM. 

Swiftly, after half-time, the game was wrapped up. The influential Manny picked up the ball and drove down the left-hand side, beating two Laisterdyke defenders with pace and power. Manny then crossed a low ball across the box to leave a simple tap-in for Amaan, who grabbed his second of the game and made it 3-0.

Amaan then turned provider after an incredible defence-splitting ball left Rahat 1-on-1 with the goalkeeper. Just as it looked like Rahat had overrun the ball, he managed to toe-poke the ball through the goalkeeper's leg and make it 4-0! 

The final goal completed a fine hatrick for Amaan whose low, powerful strike from the edge of the box sparked wild celebrations from the boys, who all grouped together in a huddle! 

FT, 5-0 and 5 wins from 5 for the boys! 

The next game up is against the mighty Beckfoot Upper Heaton at Zara Sports Centre on Monday 29th January 2024. It will be a tough fixture against a talented side. If the boys can secure a win, it means they will win the Bradford schools league title for the second successive season for their age group.

A huge congratulation to the boys!

Mr Kaine
Team Manager
Teacher of PE & Head of Year 8