Draw and a loss for St Albans Primary Schools’ football

The Primary Schools’ representative football squad went en masse to Gloucester on Saturday hoping to improve on the relatively poor record at Longlevens.

The B squad were up first and dominated the early stages, with Teddy Ruddick putting the young Saints into the lead, but a strong Gloucester side scored two very quick goals just before half-time. Despite having prolonged periods of the second half, the Saints conceded another goal to finish up on the wrong end of the 3-1 scoreline.

The A squad went the other way and had to come from behind to lead 3-2 at half-time with goals from Jude James and two from Sean Walsh. Gloucester had the better of the second half and equalised right from the restart but the final score was 3-3 with a very good performance.

This week’s game is on Friday evening at Colney Heath FC against local rivals Potters Bar. Kick-offs are 6.30pm and 7.40pm.