Colts A football tour 2017

20 Mar 2017

The annual Colts A football tour began with a Saturday afternoon Championship match at St Andrew’s stadium, where we enjoyed watching Birmingham City battle to a 0-0 draw with promotion-chasing Newcastle United.

We continued our minibus journey west (inspecting a provincial McDonald's on the way) and eventually arrived at Malvern College's prep school, The Downs. After a relaxing evening of table tennis, the boys settled down for the night in The Downs' boarding accommodation.

We awoke on Sunday morning to a delicious full English breakfast to help us prepare for our match against The Downs' U11 A team. Witham started brightly and took the lead when Charlie reacted quickest to poke the ball home from close range after Oscar had smashed a terrific half-volley against the underside of the crossbar. The Downs then grew into the match and deservedly equalised shortly before half-time. The second half presented opportunities for both teams to snatch the lead, but the respective defences held firm. A 1-1 was a fair result to an entertaining match played in the right spirit.

We thank The Downs for their kind hospitality and a superb football match, and well done to our boys for representing Witham so well with their immaculate behaviour.