IB Football Match
On May 22nd, the SIPFLS IB Football team warmly welcomed their last home match of the semester against the Soochow University High School, Sino-Canada Programme Football team with confidence and excitement. The opponent arrived early and started warming up. It was time for the IB Football boys to pay off all their hardwork during trainings!
Our team arrived 30 minutes before the game and started warming-up with the coaches. After a discussion of strategies and positions with Coach Sos, the boys lined up and greeted their opponents. Followed by a team inspirational talk and a shoutout of:” IB, TAKE OFF!”, the match commenced.
我们的队伍在比赛开始前半个小时来到球场，与Sos教练一起开始热身。在一系列关于战术和站位的热烈讨论之后，Sos教练权衡利弊，与球员们充分交换意见，完成了精密而严谨的战术安排。队员们排成队列与对手握手以示尊重。在比赛开始前，为了鼓舞士气，队员们围成一圈，一起大喊：“IB IB 所向披靡！”
The first goal was scored by the captain Richard Xue (Y11) within a minute into the game. The team roared and was boosted with confidence. Then the first half ended in peace.
Right into the second half, Anthony Bolton (Y10) caught the opportunity and dribbled down the right side and crossed the ball into the box. The ball had hit one of their own defenders and was deflected into the goal, 2:0.
A corner was given by the opponent in the last few minutes. Charles Park(Y10) then scored by winning over his position from their defenders and receiving the corner kick.
3:0 was the final score. The result was considered a great success, and it had proved that the team is improving step by step with all the effort given out throughout the training sessions. It was the team’s first time to shut out another team, and it was a memorable and well-performed match.