Football: Henry Moore Primary crowned Essex champs!

Church Langley and Newhall / Tue 6th Dec 2022 at 10:11am

FOLLOWING a successful tournament that saw Henry Moore boys’ football team crowned champions of Harlow, they were invited to compete in the county finals, in Chelmsford, for the title of county champions.

Despite facing many other brilliant teams during the group stages of the county tournament, Henry Moore managed to negotiate their way through to the semi-finals as group winners. The children really rose to the occasion, and ran out as 5-0 winners in their semi-final, progressing to the final of the tournament.

As expected, the final got off to a ferocious start, with the Henry Moore team finding themselves 3-0 down within minutes of the game starting. Despite this, the boys persevered, showing amazing resilience, determination and attitude to drag the game back to 3-3 in the dying seconds. 

 From here, the game progressed to a very tense penalty shootout. With an excellent save from the Henry Moore goalkeeper, and some confidently dispatched penalties from the team, Henry Moore were crowned county champions 2022, winning the shootout 5 penalties to 4. 

A sensational achievement for the school and the town. They now move on to the regional finals, with dates and locations yet to be decided. 

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