Energised by the flood lights, Phil & Jim boys kicked off 2024 with a superb 4-2 win over a team from Thame: John Hampden School. The hosts soaked up the early pressure and scored two goals on the break, however, the visitors brought the game level soon after. The visiting side’s spirit wasn’t halted by the equaliser and they worked hard as a team to win the ball back. Their next chance was struck cleanly and rebounded into the opponent’s net off an opponent’s shin. The boys created a cushion when Gabriel blasted the ball so hard that it went through the roof of the net! The boys were instructed to park the bus and they survived a bombardment to earn a place in the semi-final of the glorious Manor Cup.