Nottingham Forest and Derby County trip for Bar youngsters

PUBLISHED: 09:39 28 February 2014

Potters Bar district side visit Nottingham Forest, with Forest professional and Potters Bar's Henri Lansbury (back centre)

Potters Bar district side visit Nottingham Forest, with Forest professional and Potters Bar's Henri Lansbury (back centre)


The ESFA Potters Bar Primary Schools District U11 Football Team had a very busy week during the February half-term.

Potters Bar district side visit Derby County FCPotters Bar district side visit Derby County FC

The team travelled to Nottingham and Derby between Monday and Wednesday to take on District U11 sides from those respective cities in representative fixtures.

While the team were on tour they also had a stadium tour of Nottingham Forest FC with Potters Bar local Henri Lansbury, who now plays for the Midlands outfit.

The teams also had a stadium tour of Pride Park, home of Derby County FC, Meadow Lane, home of Notts County and visited Trent Bridge, home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.

During the games the Potters Bar youngsters had some memorable victories beating Nottingham 4-0 on the Tuesday with two goals from Henry Brooks.

The team also beat Derby 4-0 with goal machine Thomas Horsewood scoring all four. George Monery also bagged a hat-trick against Derby on the Wednesday.

Goalkeepers Peter Pezzarini and Jack Matthews were superb and defenders Jonny Lambe, Max Russell, Charlie Bullamore, Dexter Levy, Kieron Lee, Cidney Pask, Thomas Reynolds and Charlie Bushby impressed with their solid performances.

Midfielders Jamie Harvey, George Barker, Harry O’Brien, Ted Harrington, Nicky Hartley and Ugo Adinna also excelled.

It made for a very memorable trip for everyone involved.

The team returned on Wednesday night ready to play Gloucester on Thursday in an ESFA Berkshire District League Fixture at home.

Unfortunately having gone 3-1 ahead with two more goals from Horsewood (making it 48 goals for the district season to date) and a superb solo effort from Henry Brooks, a very tired and sluggish performance in the second half saw Gloucester bounce back and win the game 4-3.

The team then travelled to Woking on Saturday for an ESFA Geoff Richards Memorial District League fixture.

With a day’s rest on Friday the team were back on form and two goals from Brooks, one from captain Monery and winger O’Brien saw Potters Bar secure a 4-0 victory.

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