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Archway School

Walter Tull Commemorative Match Report

One hundred years on after Walter Tull’s death, Archway School held a commemorative football match fit for the occasion; a shortened forty-minute game which was full of action.

Before the match even started, each team gathered in each goal mouth holding up papers spelling ‘Walter Tull’ and ‘No Barriers’. One sign was to recognize who the match was for and the other to recognize what Tull has done for football - helping create no barriers within the game.

     As the game was being held during lunchtime, lots of people gathered round the pitch to watch. The match certainly disappoint, ending 2-1 to the sixth formers and Year 11s, with all three beautifully taken goals coming in the first half. A free kick from Tom was arguably the pick of the bunch, also resulting in the winner for the sixth formers.  Was it a cross or a shot?

     With all three of the goals coming in the first half you would expect the game to have died down a lot in the second. T his wasn’t to be the case, as the year 10s kept on pushing for an equaliser.  A half full of end to end action with chances coming for both sides, both teams showed no signs of tiredness. In the end, game management came into play as the sixth formers and year 11s held out for a deserving 2-1 win.

  It was an action packed football game fit for the occasion, and entertaining all.

By Oli, Sixth Form Student