SKIPS U11 first away fixture
The team travelled over to neighbouring St. Joseph’s Institution International School where they played 2 fixtures in their group of the KL Sports League. Mr Foster and Mr Grant accompanied the students to the fixtures and ensured they were thoroughly warmed up, organized and prepared.
SKIS made a blistering start to their first match against Mutiara Grammar International School (MGIS) and were 2-0 up after 5 minutes through some excellent finishes. Throughout the first half SKIS passed the ball really well and every team member was contributing brilliantly to the team’s effort. After half time MGIS showed signs they were ready to mount a comeback with a close range finish to put the scores at 2-1 and set up a tense final few minutes. SKIS continued to battle hard and missed a number of chances before two long range strikes in the final two minutes put the game to bed and allowed SKIS to emerge victorious in their first ever competitive fixture.
It was a quick turnaround for the SKIS students as they had only a short break before taking to the field again, this time to play St Joseph’s. The whole match was closely contested with both teams defending really well throughout and neither team having many clear chances to score. The SKIS team, despite regularly rotating players, slowly showed signs of tiredness creeping in as the match went on. The amazing weather with the sun constantly beating down being a huge factor in this. Towards the end of the first half St Joseph’s found a crucial breakthrough with an opportunist finish to give them the lead. Going into the second half, SKIS were determined to come back and win the game. The SKIS team had lots of possession and time on the ball but could not find a way to breakdown the resolute St Joseph’s defence and were very unlucky not to score with a great chance in the final minute. Despite being very evenly matched in many areas, the second fixture finished 1-0 to a well deserving St Joseph’s team.
Throughout both matches the SKIS students showed excellent sportsmanship both on and off the pitch and all of the students and parents really enjoyed the chance to be competing and representing the school.