With favourable conditions and a very keen and well prepared FCBS team, the stage was set for West London’s top two Year 10 School teams (Fulham College Boys' School and Hammersmith Academy) to play for the ultimate prize.
FCBS started the game with vigour and purpose, passing and moving, creating an early sense of control and always looking dangerous within our opponents half. A venomous strike from Leon rattled the cross bar sending an early message of clear intent, however the score remained level within the first 10 minutes.
With sustained pressure FCBS were rewarded with a fabulous goal from Liam to take a 1-0 lead in the first half.
Yuusuf doubled the score line before half time with a silky finish to place FCBS in a very favourable position to restart the 2nd half.
Feeling good....with a great team spirit, however never underestimating our opponents, we remained firmly with our original game plan.
Hammersmith came out for the second half in search of a quick goal in order to change the complexion of the game, however our defence held firm and disciplined, denying Hammersmith a breakthrough.
FCBS worked a third well-crafted goal; Yuusuf with a teasing run and cross finding Jordan to score from close range, to wrap up the game within the final few minutes. The final score 3 - 0.
FCBS ....CHAMPIONS!! 2016/17