KFA Girls 1 – Whickham Girls 0

Fantastic result from the year 7 girls squad, who won 1-0 in the year 7 cup competition. The result was made even better with the girls only playing with 8 players in a 9 a side game. First half goal from Jodie Clarke and some great saves late on from Jenny Blench was enough for the win. Each player showed a great work ethic and put in a superb performance.

Special mention for Aimee Temple who transferred her excellent attitude during training into the game. Well done girls!

FA Update

This is a busy week for the year 7 boys squads. Our first team travel to North Tyneside to play John Spence Community High School in the 4th round of the nationals, while our development squad play Valley Gardens Middle School, from Whitley Bay.
Also, six of our academy boys with travel to Thorp Academy to take part in the Gateshead Schools Football Association futsal competition.
Good luck to all our squads and watch out for more match reports.
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First Team vs Gosforth

The Football Academy First Team came into this week’s National Cup fixture fresh from the half-term break, following a week of training.

They started the game full of passion and purpose, playing very quick flowing football and exploiting the opposition in the wide areas early on. KFA went 1-0 up inside 10 minutes with a goal from Bailey Hazon. Although KFA kept up the intense pressure, Gosforth Academy went into the halftime break 2-1.

Composure was key in the second half with the players showing resolve and pressing Gosforth, causing them problems on all areas of the pitch.

KFA equalized with a well worked free kick, with Bailey Hazon getting his second goal of the game. KFA kicked on and dominated the remainder of the game, with a further two goals from Hazon and two from Aiden Blench, to round off a convincing 6-2 victory to progress into the 4th round of the English Schools Playstation National Cup.

Academy Manager Ross McKay said, “It was a great performance tonight from everyone involved. Our philosophy and style of play was evident in large parts of the game, taking what we have worked on in training into a match is great for any coach to see. We look forward to the draw for the next round”