Police Lay Down the Law on the Pitch!
Our local neighbourhood police team came to school to lay down the law on the football pitch with our School Football Teams. First they took on the boy’s team. The opening half both teams looked evenly matched and chances were missed by both squads. Despite the suspicion that the police squad had been infiltrated by members of the neighbouring Jarrow team, play in the second half resumed. As the weather conditions worsened so did the outcome for Northumbria’s finest constabulary. As the rain pour down the goals poured in and the police squad started to tire. Whether it was too many hours in the panda car and not enough walking the beat or the sheer determination of Hedworth Lane’s boys’ team, the boys pulled ahead and even the long arm of the police’s goalie could not save them. 4 – 2 to Hedworth Lane.
After a brief interlude the mighty Hedworth Lane Girls Team took to the pitch. The police, fielding a couple of useful looking female officers on the wing, looked determined to regain the upper hand. Unfortunately the police looked outclassed from the onset and the girls laid down the law. Whether it was buoyed by the boys recent victory or by the successes of the England women’s team in recent weeks, the girls dominated play and it was not long before the ball was in the back of the police net. ‘Goal! (or GAOL!) The girls went on to keep a clean record for the rest of the match. 1 – 0 to Hedworth Lane.
Hedworth Lane retain the Police Trophy for another year! We would like to take this opportunity to thank our local neighbourhood police team and in particular PC Luiz, for all of their support, friendship and help.