Celebrations as Year 10 reach Sussex County Cup final

Our Year 10 football team won through to their 3rd County Cup final in 4 years by beating Bedes School 1-0 in the semi-final on Tuesday 26 February.

In glorious conditions Parker dominated the first half both in terms of possession and territory, however chances were sparse for both teams. Warren narrowly missing the best of Parker’s chances, whilst Craddock in the Parker goal was very well protected by the defence, marshalled by the impressive Mapstone.

In the second half the game became more open with more attempts on target for both teams. The Bedes keeper pulling off a remarkable double save when a Parker goal seemed certain. Throughout the contest Parker always seemed the more likely to score and Avery proved to be the hero. He picked the ball up on the half way line, forced his way through two Bedes defenders before finishing from outside the box, driving the ball into the bottom corner of the goal. En route to the final William Parker have beaten Priory School, Uckfield, Claremont, Durrington and now Bedes. They will face either Hove Park, Ardingly College or Dorothy Stringer school.

Coach Jimmy Elford said, “The boys were amazing today, every player contributed to this success. They showed great determination to put right the defeat in last year’s final and are hungry to become County Champions this year”.

Squad: Craddock, Legg, Winters, Mapstone, Skinner, L Warren (B Warren), Ward, Palmer, Corke, Avery, Peacock; Cooper, Roscoe, Cumber.