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Cedarwood Primary School football team does Suffolk proud at Wembley Stadium

PUBLISHED: 16:50 30 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:26 31 May 2017

Both teams lining up as before the game at Wembley. Picture: ROB PARKER/CURTIS REDDEN

Both teams lining up as before the game at Wembley. Picture: ROB PARKER/CURTIS REDDEN

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Youngsters at Cedarwood Primary School were the pride of Wembley on Monday as they put on a thrilling performance before the Championship play-off final.

The team as they step onto the pitch. Picture: ROB PARKER/CURTIS REDDENThe team as they step onto the pitch. Picture: ROB PARKER/CURTIS REDDEN

Children from the Kesgrave school’s football team travelled to the capital to represent Ipswich Town in the EFL Kids Cup final against Etwall Primary School, who represented Derby County, which was held before the match between Huddersfield and Reading. Despite putting on a excellent performance in front of the cheering crowds the team were narrowly beaten in the final.

Year 6 football coach Rob Parker said: “We couldn’t have asked for more from them,” he said, “they really gave 100%.”

The team from Cedarwood Primary team. Picture: ROB PARKER/CURTIS REDDENThe team from Cedarwood Primary team. Picture: ROB PARKER/CURTIS REDDEN

“They had the most amazing experience.

“Unfortunately the result didn’t go our way, we lost 2-1 but had the better of the play.

In front of the iconic Wembley Stadium as the boys at Cedarwood Primary arrive to play. Picture: ROB PARKER/CURTIS REDDENIn front of the iconic Wembley Stadium as the boys at Cedarwood Primary arrive to play. Picture: ROB PARKER/CURTIS REDDEN

“We are very proud of them, football can be a cruel game.

“This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for them and they have really done themselves proud.

The Cedarwood team warming up in the changing rooms. Picture: ROB PARKER/CURTIS REDDENThe Cedarwood team warming up in the changing rooms. Picture: ROB PARKER/CURTIS REDDEN

“They have been an absolute pleasure to work with. It has been tremendous.”


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