A little bit of West Buckland history was made yesterday with the playing of the first senior school football match since 1924. On a day of dire weather but warm spirit, the match against Shebbear School was hard fought but our boys lost 2-1 in a close match.
Football was the sport of choice at West Buckland until 1924. Thereafter, records show that in 1925 there were results from both football and rugby, which then gradually became just rugby in subsequent years.
The senior boys have been enjoying football as an after-school club and yesterday’s match marked their first ever match against another school. Having gone 2-0 down at half time, the boys fought back hard and James Russell headed in a good cross from captain Adam Perry. In doing so, he broke a 97 year goal drought!