Inter House Football Finals
Thursday saw Curie beat Russell in the final of the girls Inter House football tournament, and Pavlov boys beat Curie boys.
It was a thrilling afternoon's football with all the teams playing with commitment and skill.
Curie Girls vs Russell Girls
After Curie went 1-0 up in the first half, Russell threw everything but the kitchen sink at the Curie goal for the remainder of the match but just couldn't find a way through.
Even when they had a glorious opportunity to level the match with a penalty 2 minutes from time, they squandered their chance. It was rough justice for a team that passed and moved with some guile.
Curie, nevertheless, were worthy champions for their committed defending, furious midfield play, and determination to ride their luck.
Pavlov Boys vs Curie Boys
After the drama of the girls' final, the boys teams played out a thrilling match with Pavlov emerging victorious 3-0.
The score somewhat flattered Pavlov because Curie, in spite of their failure to hit the net, played some excellent football. They threatened to score throughout the match and if it wasn't for some sublime defending from Pavlov the scores could have been much closer.
Cold, but not broken!
It was wonderful to see so many supporters, both teachers and students, at the matches despite the weather. The spectators merrily cheered their teams on and seemed to have as much fun as the players on the pitch.
A big thank you to Mr Knox for organising the tournament and Alex Benedikz for refereeing.