Benjamin Britten Academy of Music & Mathematics

An 11-18 co-educational day school and Centre of Excellence in Mathematics

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Annual Rory Davies Charity Football Match 2018

The annual Rory Davies charity football match between Year 10 and Year 11 students, in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, was held at the Walmer Road football ground on 2 May. Kick off was at 7pm, the match quickly becoming a game of attrition in favourable conditions. The Year 11 team were hampered by an energetic and tactical Year 10 team who played long-balls to a rapid striker. The Year 11 team stand-out player was Josh Riley who played outstanding defence. By half time, the score stood at 1-0 to Year 10. After an inspirational team talk by Hannah Knights (the first female player in the trophy’s history), who was playing in midfield, Year 11 scored two quick goals. However, a lack of communication between the Year 11 players saw their attack and midfield repeatedly overwhelmed. Cameron Hoath, Year 10 goalie, held the line against a sudden Year 11 attack, with other Year 11 attempts going wide or hitting the bar. By the final whistle, Year 11 had equalised to a 2-2 draw. On penalties Year 11 scored two, one from Jamie Besford and one from Hannah Knights, whilst Dean Short’s powerful attempt ultimately went wide. Year 10 succeeded in winning the match 4-2 on penalties. Max Davies, Rory’s brother, presented the trophy to Year 10 player Josh Caswell. A total of £470 was raised in donations on the night, meaning that since its inception, the match has raised close to £10,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Congratulations to everyone who took part and to Mr Bryan David (teaching assistant) for arranging the event.