Victorious school wins the District Cup final for Hastings

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Winners of the District Cup Final

The Year 10 football team at Ark William Parker Academy (AWPA) were victorious in the District Cup Final against Cavendish School. In what was a tightly contested game which went to extra time, Ark William Parker edged out their opponents by one goal.

In the first half AWPA started well and had good possession, controlling the game without creating many clear cut chances; Dan Simons made an excellent save tipping the ball onto the bar to keep the scores level. In the second half AWPA created better chances and went close through Lewis Palmer, Cameron Harding and Sonny Dullaway. Neither team were able to break the deadlock and the game headed into extra time. With players tiring, chances were limited and the game looked to be heading to penalties when Harry Hale popped up with the winner, forcing the ball underneath the goalkeeper, with seconds left on the clock.

The season has been a successful one for the squad, remaining unbeaten in the District Cup, defeating Claverham, St Leonards, Bexhill High and Bishop Bell on route to the final. The squad also reached the last 16 of the Sussex Cup and lost in the 4th round of the National Cup on penalties. Congratulations to all the boys for their hard work and effort throughout the season.

Squad; Dan Simmons, Tom Climpson, Tom Benford, Sam Astell, Sonny Dullaway, Lewis Neech, Lewis Palmer, Luke Quinell, Adam Gerken, Alfie Finch, Ben Tudor, Cameron Harding, Harry Hale, Harry Martin, Dan Ryan and Zak Boutwood.