Issued: February 29, 2016
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Boswells Year 9 Futsal team crowned Mid-Essex champions and earn place in national finals
The Boswells Schoolâ€™s Year 9 Futsal team has been crowned Mid-Essex champions after the boys went unbeaten through the Futsal 5s tournament.
Their efforts have secured a place in the next round of the national competition to be held at the Copper Box.
In a tough group, the boys won their first three games against KEGS, Sandon and Roding Valley and headed into the last game knowing a point against Shenfield would secure a final spot.
After two minutes and with the score at 0-2 to Shenfield, the boys showed tremendous character and attitude to fight back and take a 3-2 lead before sealing the point they needed to reach the final.
In the final the boys faced off against old MESSSA rivals St Martinâ€™s and put on a superb performance winning 4-1 to seal their triumph in emphatic style.
PE teacher Callum Ridgway said: â€œThe boys have been training all year in preparation for this tournament and have absolutely got their rewards.
â€œThey showed superb character and determination when in difficult situations and played good football throughout, scoring some fantastic team and individual goals along the way.â€
The next round of the tournament, at the Copper Box in London, has been provisionally set for Saturday, April 16.