The Year 7’s continued their excellent season by reaching the semi-finals of the Durham County Cup. The lads suffered heartbreak a few days previous being beaten by Malet Lambert School from Hull on penalties in the last 8 of the ESFA Elite National Cup. The lads however bounced back in superb fashion, drawn away to arguably the strongest side in the competition in St Roberts of Washington it was always going to be a difficult task. The game was highly competitive with both teams having spells on top! Both teams traded goals as the score reached 5-3 to Hurworth with around 10 minutes to play, captain Wilson made another hat trick as he scored 4. St Roberts grabbed another goal to make it 5-4 with 5 minutes to play. Despite being totally overwhelmed and dominated in the last few minutes Hurworth dug deep and with the help of an outstanding save from Russell from the last kick of the game Hurworth somehow clung on for a 5-4 victory.
Big thanks to St Roberts who played some outstanding football and moved the ball superbly on a difficult surface!
The lads now face St Johns of Bishop Auckland in the semi-final of the competition on Wednesday 13th of March.
Well done to all the lads who showed great character and determination!
– Mr Douglas