Westbrook Hay Prep School’s U11 footballers made their way to St George’s Park, the new home of English Football, for the Independent Schools Football Association National Finals.
The boys played excellently on their way to finishing second in their group, conceding only one goal in the process – in a 1-1 draw against eventual winners Bury Grammar – and going through to the knock-out stages unbeaten.
There, Westbrook Hay met Sussex prep school, Cumnor House. After going a goal behind, Westbrook Hay drew level with a superb header from Toby Dewick. Max Bustamante, who was a real force down the right flank, hit the bar with the last kick of the game meaning a penalty shoot-out was required.
Stuart Stedman, director of sport at Westbrook Hay, said: “Unfortunately, we didn’t emerge victorious but the boys should be commended on playing some excellent passing football and being recognised as one of the top eight independent schools in the country.”