National Champions!

TBSHS U15 are ESFA National Football Champions

Date published: Wed 18 May 2016   Author: HLH   Category: News   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email

From 650 teams to one - TBSHS U15

There is great excitement today, as earlier this morning the TBSHS U15 (Year10) won the English Schools National Football Cup in Reading.

It was a very tense final which saw the team go from a 3-0 lead at the end of half time - to 3-4 down within six minutes, during the first part of the second half.

Could the team come back from there?

Well we did, with an amazing, long goal from Bradley Taylor, and a free kick taking TBSHS to 5-4, and the cup.


Two very good teams -  John Scales, England & Liverpool, commentating


To watch the highlights click here.


Maths Teacher (Retired) Tony Fraser commented "It was the best game of schoolboy football I have ever seen. Well worth getting up at 5am,  and very kind of Mr Reeve to take me down to the stadium."


Head Coach and Subject Leader for PE, Peter Harris, said: “It was unbelievable, what a great game of football. Fair play to Thomas Telford to come back from 3-0 down at half-time.

“Our lads were confident going in at the break, but we knew that they would come out strong.

“Our centre-back, who didn’t put a foot wrong all game, said to me he just didn’t know what happened in those four minutes.

“Austin Samuel had two great finishes for them, but it was great resilience from our lads and they have showed again what they have shown all the way through the competition. They work hard, they are a good team and play hard for each other and right back in September were behind and then went on to win.

It was the best game of schoolboy football I have ever seen - Mr Tony Fraser, Maths Teacher

We have done it all the way through, but it was a phenomenal final.

“It has been the old football cliché as one game at a time, but we have played some really good football and scored lots of goals. We beat last year’s finalists and Emerson Park, who were a strong side.

“When we were 3-0 up I thought we were okay, but we showed the determination to keep going and never give up.

“I have seen Brad [Taylor] do that before. At times I don’t know what goes through his mind because he had a man free and he smashes it home from 30 yards. It was an unbelievable strike, but the boys have a determination to work all together and it is great for them.

“We like to give the opportunities to the boys as much as possible and we will just keep going as we do, as a school.”


Bradley Taylor (1 &4)

Freddie Oakman (2)

OG (3)

Jack Walker (5)

To watch the highlights click here.