Ellesmere College Football Offers End-Of-Season Optimism for the Future

Year 7 Team

The Y7 team travelled to Ellesmere on an ideal morning for football and ran out comfortable winners against strong opponent and confidence was high! 

Ellesmere made an incisive start crossing from the right for a cool side footed finish within 3 minutes. The College team responded by laying siege to the Ellesmere goal and soon Harry Green levelled with a classy swivel and turn for the equaliser. Despite further pressure the home team defended well and just before half time Jack Scaife slotted home a rebound for a half time lead 1-2.

With the slope to our advantage the quality of passing improved but despite valiant efforts  territorial supremacy was not converted into a vital third goal. Christian Lewin made a fantastic save form an Ellesmere forwards close range volley to protect the lead. Finally a rasping free kick form Dan Pittard- Wheeler was too hot for the keeper to handle and gave the College an all important third goal.

An impressive display was rounded off by when an Alex Stewart run and left  wing cross was slotted home at the far post by, the excellent on the day, Joe Bowden.

An important team building exercise when the fluency in play and understanding improved as the game went on. The team have great potential and Thursday's cup semi final is another exciting challenge to end a very successful season.

Final Score:

Abbey Gate College - 4
Ellesmere College - 1



Year 8 Team

A rousing end of season performance for the Y8 team who produced there most controlled performance of the season. Liam Drew was outstanding throughout with Marcus Bertram and Frank Macdonald- Brown providing a solid defensive base.

Despite an even first half the electric pace of Red Morgan provided a constant goal treat. With the scores level at half time the College team pushed on to see goals from Max Jones and a Red Morgan hat trick see the team run out worthy winners.

As the football season draws to a close for Saturday fixtures a massive thank you to all the players, staff and parents who have supported Saturday football this season.

Two cup Chester & District semi finals next week and an U14 North ISA tournament on 21 March hosted at Abbey Gate for 8 independent schools will be the culmination of a busy and rewarding season for all concerned. 


Final Score:

Abbey Gate College - 4
Ellesmere College - 1

Published: Monday, 13th March 2017