The Preece Cup – Packwood’s annual Boys versus Dads football match – took place yesterday morning and as usual was a closely contested affair. Captain of Football, Orlando B, reports on the game:
The Boys took an early lead through Archie B, assisted by Morgan M, but minutes later, this was cancelled out by Sam Bayliss, representing the Dads team who scored against his own brother to make it one all.
A flurry of end-to-end play followed and when the whistle went for half time, the Dads were up by three goals to two.
The Boys roused themselves for the second half and the goals came thick and fast. Edward S fired home from point blank range to level the scores. Mr Barlow scored two more for the Dads, with Orlando B grabbing one in reply to keep the Boys in the game. At the final whistle, the score was six all so everything now rested on penalties. After a brutal Son versus Dad shoot-out, the Boys managed to snatch the win and keep their hands firmly on the Preece Cup for another year with Mateo G scoring the final penalty.