We are now entering the final week of the inter-schools football programme, with several teams still in with a shout of a top two finish and a place in the end of season finale.

Year 7 have finished their debut season stronger than they started it, with a couple of recent victories securing a respectable midtable position. Hopefully this bodes well for next season and the boys can continue to improve and experience further success.

Despite losing their opening game of the season, the Year 8s have come on strong, winning every other game from this point to put themselves in a great position of topping the league. Their two remaining games, being played this week, will decide where they ultimately finish, but two positive results should secure a play-off final position, so I can hopefully report on a good showing in the final in the next edition.

Year 9 have had a frustrating season, with two losses and a draw (which was snatched from the jaws of victory) leaving us
languishing in an unfamiliar position outside of the top two. Other results can still go our way and help us gain a top two position, but it’s looking like a bit of a long shot at the moment.

Year 10 have had a very strong season, with just one defeat blotting an otherwise unbeaten campaign. They also play their final
league fixture this week, in which a victory will secure a top two position and a place in the final, so again, hopefully there’ll be further success to report in the next edition.

The Year 11 league has been rather hit and miss this season, with several schools in the borough failing to field a team in this age group. Nevertheless, two wins out of their three league games and a strong run to the quarter-finals of the Cheshire Cup, have represented a good season for the boys, and given them a lot of good memories to look back upon fondly.