Last half term was a very busy one in terms of school football, with over 30 matches played in total. The majority of these games have resulted in positive results for our teams, although not all our year groups have been as successful as each other!

Mr Welsford’s Year 7 team have recovered from a difficult start to the season, to record two victories in their last three games. These encouraging performances indicate that there is better to come in the second half of the season after the winter break.

Mr Cushing’s Year 8 team have also recovered from a disappointing start to the season and managed a 1-0 victory over last year’s champions, Great Sankey, in their most recent match. This is their second victory over great Sankey, which shows that the team definitely has potential for future success, so hopefully they will be able to put together a strong second half to the season.

Mr Owen’s Year 9s have bounced back from recent back-to-back defeats against Lymm and Penketh to record a hard fought 2-1
victory over Great Sankey in their most recent match. This sends them into the winter break with three wins, two defeats and one draw, which should see them take up a strong league position, ready to challenge for the title in the second half of the season.

Year 10, under the new management of Miss Shawcross, have amassed four victories and one defeat from their opening league
fixtures, so things also look promising here for a strong title push from the Year 10s after the winter shut down.

Finally, the Year 11 team have endured a torrid start to the season, which has left them still looking to record their first victory. So far in their time at Culcheth, this team has always performed well and challenged for both league and cup titles, so let’s hope that the old adage of form being temporary but class being permanent is true, and that the Year 11s can recover their form in the Spring term.

With the dark nights now with us, the football season has entered its winter shut down, and will resume after the February half term holiday