On Thursday 9th June, pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6 took part in the MYG football competition at Old Anchorians Football ground along with 53 other schools. The competition took on a Euro 2016 approach, with each school representing a country within Europe; the St Andrew's team were given Finland! The first half of the competition featured six group games against six randomly drawn schools. We started well with a 4 – 0 win over St Augustein of Canterbury but in the next game fell to a 1 – 0 defeat against a tough Barnsole team. Our next two matches went well with wins against All Saints and Bryony, 3 – 0 and 2 – 0. We then played in a very competitive game against St Mary's, who featured a pupil that was later named player of the tournament. The game ended in a 0 – 0 draw, with both teams having good chances to score the winning goal. Our last game was against Saxon Way, where we came up against an inspired goalkeeper! Despite everyone's best efforts, the Saxon Way goalkeeper managed to keep the score down to a 1 – 1 draw.
This meant we finished 4th in our group and moved in to the plate competition. In our next four games we lost 3 – 1 to St Marys Island, beat Chattendean 5 – 0, beat St Thomas of Canterbury 3 – 0 and lost to Hoo St Weburgh 2 – 0. Overall, the team finished in 26th position out of 54 schools.
Well done to all that took part, they represented the school brilliantly.