This term saw the completion of our school football league fixtures, with most teams gaining very respectable finishing positions in the league tables, but ultimately ending the season empty handed.
Year 7 finished the season with five victories and three defeats, which left the team sitting in third place in the league, just a solitary point behind the second placed team. Never the less, our final match saw us beat the league champions 5-4, so there is certainly lots of promise for next season.
The Year 8 team, went one better than the Year 7s, and managed to secure second place in the league, which qualified them for the end of season cup final. Despite taking an early lead, the boys just couldn’t quite live with a very strong Bridgewater team and ended up losing 5-1, to end the season on a bit of a sour note.
The Year 9 league was a very disappointing competition this year, with two of the five schools involved folding their team mid-season, leaving the boys only four competitive fixtures. Unfortunately, Mr Cushing could only guide the boys to one draw and three defeats from these fixtures, which left them in 3rd place, but not quite in the league play-off final.
Year 10 went one better than last season, finishing a very creditable second in the league, with four wins, one draw and two defeats from their seven games. This qualified them for their league play-off final, against reigning champions, Bridgewater. Again, however, the boys fell at the final hurdle, and despite a very spirited performance, they lost 0-2 to a very capable Bridgewater team.
As you may well remember, the Year 11 team had a magnificent run in the Cheshire Cup this year, getting all the way to the final
before cruelly losing 1-2 in extra time. Due to this extended cup run, they had to sacrifice most of their post-Christmas league fixtures, therefore their official league position was only 5th place, but the boys all know (and the Cheshire Cup run proves) that they are a far better side than that!