Our final set of league fixtures of the first half of the football season were held against Lymm High School, just before the half term holiday.
The Year 7 team produced a strong performance, coming from a goal behind to win 4-2. This leaves us with 2 wins and 2 defeats from the first half of the season, putting us in a relatively strong position to mount a title challenge when the matches return in February.
The Year 8s produced their best performance of the year to date, running out very comfortable 7-2 winners. This leaves the boys with 2 wins a draw and a defeat from their first 4 fixtures, putting us in strong position to push for the league title during the second half of the season. The boys have also progressed to the 3rd round of the Cheshire Cup, in which they are due to play Bridgewater, so we hope to be able to add some further victories in this competition and see how far we can go.
Despite a spirited performance, and genuinely having the better of the game, Mr Cushing’s Year 9 team lost a closely fought game 0-1 to Lymm. This too leaves them with 2 wins a draw and a defeat from their first 4 fixtures, and still therefore leaves them in a strong position to challenge for the title in the Spring.
Year 10 turned in an excellent display to win their game 6-3, which leaves them in a good position in their league table after also recording 2 wins a draw and a defeat from their first 4 fixtures. The Year 10 team have also progressed to 4th round of the English Schools Cup, and play their 2nd round tie in the Cheshire Cup on Thursday 10th November, so we’re hoping for at least one good cup run from these completions.
Despite a poor start to the league, in which the Year 11s have failed to pick up any points from their first 4 fixtures, better outcomes have been achieved in their Cheshire and English Schools Cup competitions. The boys have progressed to the 3rd round of the Cheshire Cup and to the 4th round of the English Schools Cup, so they still have two more chances to end their school football careers with some glory!!
Despite there now being no league fixtures until the Spring, training continues at lunchtimes for Years 7 and 10 on Mondays and Years 8 and 9 on Tuesdays, and sessions are open to all players irrespective of whether or not they have yet represented their respective team.