Hear from Mia and Ezekiel about their latest football tournament representing Gairloch High School.
Ezekiel (S2) writes:
A Gairloch High School S2-S3 boys football team and a S1-S3 girls football team including me went to Dornoch for the small schools football tournament. When we arrived we got into our kit and we were all assigned out positions and I played Goalkeeper. As we stepped onto the pitches we went in with a burning mentality and we were so confident. The teams that was playing in the qualifiers football tournament were as follows: Gairloch High, Golspie A, Golspie B, Ullapool A, Ullapool B, Dornoch, and Farr. First game we won 7-0 that was a great game and we only lost one game our results were 5 wins and 1 loss which drew us with Dornoch and we are through to the semifinals of the small schools football tournament which is great for a size of a school like us, we succeed in the activities that we participate in. My highlight of the game was probably my penalty save against Ullapool A but out top goal scorers did amazingly great they were Corey Maclennan with 9 goals, Eoin Cummings with 8 goals and Josh Tallach with 7 goals which was fantastic. Now we look ahead and get ready for the semifinals I have a feeling that we are going to win it all.
Mia (S3) writes:
We started off the day hyped up, the weather was great we were ready to come back winners but as the girls now know it’s not always going to go our way.
When we arrived we got onto the pitch the atmosphere was tense but yet very excitable, we went off to stretch and warm up. The energy was amazing.
Our first game was against our hosts, Dornoch High. The first game was by far the most difficult because we had never played as a solid team. Unfortunately we lost 3-0 in that game.
We were much more prepared for the next game against Ullapool the final score of that was 1-0.
After that we had a group discussion and we agreed that we were playing to defensively instead of attacking.
Our last game was one we knew we had to win. This game was the one we were absolutely dreading playing because we knew it was Golspie who are one of the strongest girl’s teams in the league although we were pleasantly surprised when we got onto the pitch. We were very strong in that match especially, both defensively and we lost 2-1.
Somehow throughout all of our games we came off the pitch with smiles on our faces and very hyped up spirits within us the entire day.