Tuesday 21st January 2020
EAGLES EASE TO VICTORY !!
Despite an early start to the day and a journey up to Hässelby still ahead of us, students seemed in good spirits. Once we had arrived at the tournament, students had a bit of a wait before starting our first game. Only 3 games were part of the group stages of the tournament, which involved games against Älvsjö, Bromma and Länna.
Our first game came against Älvsjö, which was a tight and close encounter with both teams pushing for a win at the end. In the end, we tied our first game 5 - 5. Our second game was against Bromma, which did not go so well, ending in defeat. With the students now knowing that a win was needed in the final group game to give ourselves a chance, the team pulled out a performance that their hard work deserved, comfortably beating Länna.
When all teams had played their 3 games, a ranking system was applied to figure out routes into the final. Enskede ended up ranking in 3rd, with 3 points (W1 D1 L1) out of a possible 6 points. This then meant another meeting with Älvsjö, with the winners going into the semi-finals.
With a win finally under our belts, there was now a real buzz going into the next game. After a little huddle and a “1,2,3, Eagles!” we were ready for the challenge of the knockout rounds. As the game began, it was clear to see more of a confidence and fluidity to our play, creating more chances and playing with a real purpose. Again, Enskede performed with a high intensity and blew Älvsjö away sending us into the semi-finals.
This then meant a match against Årsta for a place in the final. The students knew how close they were getting to going all the way and the performances were now there for all to see. Enskede were scoring goals with almost every chance and saw off Årsta 10 - 3. The final here we come!
Enskede v Liljeholmen (Final): In the end, not much of a contest as Enskede started the game where they had left off from the last 3 games. Passing and moving, creating chances with ease and many of the students scoring goals to put us well ahead. By the final whistle, the game ended with a Enskede win, 11 - 5. WINNERS !!
Some might say ‘klister’ proved an advantage, but I would like to congratulate all the students in the team, they all played an important role in achieving success for the school. There were stand out performances and Enskede worked hard to make this happen. Well done team Enskede !!!