St John Fisher Primary School from Loughton represented Colchester United at the EFL Kids Cup National Final on Bank Holiday Monday, as they took on St Peter’s Primary School representing Morecambe.
The weekend began as the team checked in to a local hotel on Sunday, with the views overlooking Wembley Stadium. The team departed the hotel to enjoy a meal at Frankie & Benny’s, before heading back to reenergise for their big day ahead.
Monday arrived and, after a healthy breakfast, the boys embarked on their Wembley experience, walking down Wembley Way and reaching the stadium and having checked out the Sir Bobby Moore statue we entered the stadium.
Experiencing the pitch side views, changing rooms and the Royal Box, it was time for the boys to prepare for their national final.
After a cagey first 5 minutes, Morecambe broke through and scored the only goal of the game and, despite the U's boys showing strong resilience to get back into the game, Morecambe’s defence remained strong and Colchester could not find a break through.
As the boys ended the game in disappointment, they headed to the Royal Box to receive their runners-up medals, presented by former U’s striker Clinton Morrison.
The team ended their amazing experience by sitting pitch side at Exeter v Coventry League Two Play-Off Final.
A huge congratulations from everyone at Colchester United Football in the Community to players Harry Amass ©, Riley Doherty, Joshua Popoola, Eden McNicholas, Charlie Jiggins, Harvey North, Harry Falzon and Evan Bastow, plus coaches Trish McGrenra and Paul Downing.