WYKE REGIS JUNIOR SCHOOL 1 ST MICHAEL’S MIDDLE SCHOOL 0
GEORGE Stuttle scored the match-winning goal three minutes from time to give Wyke Regis Juniors this year’s Dorset County Cup.
Just as the game looked like it was heading for extra-time, Stuttle popped up to drill a low shot into the corner of the net after some good skill in the opposition box.
Their victory in a fast-paced encounter short on clear-cut chances came at the end of a cup campaign that began back in November.
And what made the triumph even more special was the fact that Wyke managed to lift the trophy without conceding a single goal during the entire competition.
Centre-back pairing Ethan Lawrence and Mattias Hansson, and keeper Oliver Moate, proved unbeatable all year as the team’s hard work under coaches Tom Davidson, Martin Haynes and Joe Allen paid off.
“The boys really performed when it mattered,” said Wyke’s Year 6 director of sporting excellence, Davidson.
“They stepped up and fought for the cup, and we knew it was coming back to Wyke with us.
“To a man they did their jobs and now they can bask in the glory.”
Allen added: “We believe in the system of tika taka, the ball and the players remain grounded as one.
“We teach one rule; feel the ball, see the ball, be the ball.”
While Haynes said: “The pressure was on but their heads stayed up.
“We knew our task and we didn’t deviate one iota.”