After a memorable South Solihull Large Schools' Boys' Football league season this year, where Greswold finished in 1st place, a penalty shootout unfortunately put paid to the team's hopes of securing the title of overall champions during the play-offs yesterday evening.
After a hard fought and sometimes scrappy 0-0 draw with Monkspath School in the semi-final, the match ended in a defeat courtesy of a penalty shootout. It is never a nice way to lose a game but the players showed tremendous responsibility as they all wanted to take a penalty.
Following the semi-final defeat, the somewhat deflated Greswold team then played the 3rd place play-off match against Shirley Heath, this timing losing 2-0. Commiserations to all the players involved, however it's always pertinent to remember that you learn more about yourself as a player and a person in defeat then when you win, and they should never forget the near perfect league season they achieved throughout the year. Thank you to all the families and teachers who also showed their great support.
Also, Greswold would like to congratulate Monkspath School and Dorridge School who contested a closely fought final, refereed by Mr Hornsey, in which Dorridge eventually won 2-1.