Under 11’s Football at WISS

School News March 11, 2018
Under 11’s Football at WISS

A tournament that promised so much but sadly ended in disappointment. The boys arrived in high spirits after an early start, a fantastic atmosphere was shown on the bus journey and the sun came out to welcome the boys to Shanghai. 

WAIS 6-0 JinCai 2nd Team

The day started with a fantastic 6-0 win against Jin Cai second team. WAIS dominated the game from start to finish, showing excellent positional awareness and the boys were clinical from set pieces. The games’ first goal came early on, a brilliant corner from C. Rensburg poked in at the far post by K. Liu. Captain R. Ma soon made it 2-0, and K. Liu fired home from the edge of the area for 3-0. Striker, B. Yun, found his name of the score sheet shortly after; winning the ball in the middle of pitch, running through the defence and finishing low into the corner. B.Yun made it 5-0 shortly after half time, then R. Ma capped off a great performance by making it 6-0. The result can also be credited to a fantastic defensive performance from X. Clarke and and K. Sun.

WAIS 0-0 SUIS Hongqiao 1st Team

The second game was a close fought affair and WAIS can count themselves unlucky not to walk away with at least a 1-0 win. The match against SUIS-Hongqiao first team finished 0-0, thanks to another defensive masterclass from K. Sun, the defensive efforts from all the players during the second game were heroic at times. Going forward, WAIS had their chance to secure the win, chances that on another day would have seen us achieve two wins from two.

WAIS 0-2 SUIS Hongqiao 3rd Team

During the third game we came up against a very well organized SUIS-Hongqiao third team. By this time the boys had clearly tired and were finding tracking back harder and harder. The game was tight for the first half thanks to some great work some X. Clarke and K. Sun at the back, however WAIS unfortunately saw themselves concede two quick goals. WAIS found themselves 2-0 down and chasing the game. Grade 3’s L. Xie came on and performed very well but sadly WAIS were unable to take anything from the game.


The day finished with a hard fought 0-1 loss to SHSID, a very well drilled team and eventual winners of the group. WAIS held their own with a fantastic performance from K. Liu in goal, brilliant defensive work from A. Pan and K. Sun, and good attacking play from the forwards. But sadly, the boys were undone by an own goal from a corner.

Overall, a great day out for the under 11 football team. The boys will now return to Changzhou a little game wiser and hopefully with a better understanding of what team work can do to improve a team. Super subs S. Zhou and M. Zhang demonstrated fantastic attitude and desire to help the team and contributed positively in all of their appearances. K. Sun was awarded the player of the day award for his fantastic displays at centre back; an ever-reliable member of the team. A lot of potential was shown and the boys can head home proud of their performances.