This half term has been a very busy one to date in terms of inter-school football and netball fixtures, along with a whole host of other extracurricular clubs and activities. Over the past few seasons the Warrington schools’ football leagues have seen an increasing number of uncompetitive fixtures, which were really of no benefit to either team involved. To solve this, we have established a divisional structure to this year’s competition, and due to our long record of success in football, we have been placed into the first division. We have already seen a huge improvement in the competitiveness of the fixtures in which we have been involved, although stronger opposition does inevitably come with a greater risk of dropped points!
Year 7, with Mr Welsford as manager, had an excellent start to the season, beating Bridgewater 6-4 in a thrilling match. Unfortunately, a bit of over-confidence punished us in the next two games, losing 2-3 to Great Sankey and also losing by one goal to St Greg’s, this time with a 3-4 score-line
The Year 8s, under the guidance of new manager Mr Owens, suffered a 0-3 defeat in their first game against Bridgewater, but have since come back strong with a 3-3 draw against Great Sankey and a very well earned 3-1 victory over St Greg’s.
Mr Cushing’s Year 9 team began the season with a disappointing 1-2 loss to Bridgewater, and then gained a walk-over win from Great Sankey, who couldn’t raise a team to face us. This week’s fixture vs St Greg’s had to be postponed until next week due to a fixture clash.
Year 10, also under the new management of school Governor Mr Freaney, began with a disappointing 0-4 loss to Bridgewater, before coming back strong with a 4-3 victory over Great Sankey and a 2-2 draw vs St Greg’s.
The Year 11 team, now under the stewardship of Mr Maunder, have endured an injury-ravaged start to the season, depriving them of several of last season’s standout players. This has seen them suffer a three game losing streak, but hopefully their fortunes will reverse as some of the players return to fitness