The Y8 team made the short journey across town to play an eagerly awaited Cheshire Cup game against local rivals King’s School. The early exchanges saw King’s dominate and only the acrobatics in goal of Christian Lewin and some last ditch tackles aided by some wayward finishing kept the game goalless.
A rare break by the College saw Harry Green outpace the defence and his cross shot slipped under the goalkeeper for an opening goal against the run of play. The defence held firm with Harry Scaife and Kitt Baker outstanding as shots continued to rain on the goal but the College held firm for a one nil half time lead.
The second half was a more even game with Joe Bowden providing some excellent crosses down the right wing well supported by Alex Stewart. Christian Lewin continued to remain defiant in goal as the home side increased the pressure. With seven minutes left a College corner was not cleared and Jack Scaife rifled the loose ball into the bottom corner for the vital second goal. This proved the case as King’s pulled one back with a near post shot with two minutes left.
The defence held out for a real backs against the wall cup victory away from home as the whole team displayed real fighting qualities in an hard fought victory.
King's School: 1
Published: Friday, 3rd November 2017