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Australian Soccer Challenge

20 April, 2014

On the 26th of March Berkeley international school hosted a soccer challenge game against our friends at the Australian international school Bangkok. The game was open for elementary students under the age of 8 both boys and girls.

 



The turnout from both teams was tops and the game was scheduled to include  4 ten minute quarters with short breaks in between.

 



Enthusiasm, competition, and good fun were the name of the day. The Australians showed up in a top blue and gold kit and Berkeley opted to play in red.

 



From the whistle the game was played at a frenetic pace as both teams vied to get possession. The ball was static in the midfield for many minutes and lots of tackles were done near the sidelines. Neither team could seem to breakdown the stubborn defences and any breakthroughs or real shots on goal were scant in the first 10 minutes.

 



At the beginning of the second quarter Berkeley showed some real pressure and scored an opening goal with a deflection off an Australian school player. 1-0 to the home side and that’s how it stayed until the half.

 



Being a goal down at halftime must have shaken the opposing players. A good pep talk from the coaches filled their sails with confidence and they came back with plenty of spring in their steps.

 



Some substitutions were made and the Australian school players sprang about like roaring Wallabies

 



Two class goals on the break from the little blonde center forward gave them a well deserved 2-1 lead at the end of the third quarter and it looked at this point as if Berkeley were to suffer their first defeat at home for 6 months.

 



The heat was starting to play a factor and Berkeley also made a set of substitutions that were to prove critical in the remaining 5 minutes. Some quick moves in front of goal made the score 2-2 with an easy roll in, and in the last 3 minutes of play Kai Welby raced in to nail the final goal of the match and the winner for Berkeley. Great leaps, and cheers of joy went up from the Berkeley home crowd as the ball crossed the line for 3-2, and the final whistle blew.

 



We would dearly like to thank all the parents from both school who attended and we would like to give a big round of applause for all the students who came out to support our team. Well done to all the players on both sides for giving 100% effort and for all the good sportsmanship throughout the event. We look forward to welcoming the Australian school again to play another round of games in the not too distant future.
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