Match Report: Year 9 Boys' Football Give It Their All at Chester & District Cup Final

The Year 9 boys gave a fantastic account of themselves showing great skill and determination in an enthralling Chester & District Cup Final against Chrstleton High School.

In an even start, the College always posed a threat with their free kicks in and around the area whereas Christleton used their superior physicality to try and impose themselves on the game.

The College fell behind after creating the clearer chances as the athleticism of Christian Lewis in goal held a steady nerve under increasing pressure. From a Dan Pittard-Wheeler free kick, Harry Scaiffe volleyed in a deserved equaliser after 20 minutes. By half-time the score was 1-1.

The second half was more open and Christleton started to dominate and again went ahead after a rebound off the post dropped invitingly for an onrushing forward. The College never gave up and Dan Pittard- Wheeler hit the bar from 30 years before another goalmouth scramble saw Jack Scaiffe flick the ball into the roof of the net for another deserved equaliser. As the final whistle loomed, Christleton were reduced to 10 men for a bad foul on the energetic Joe Bowden and Harry Scaiffe just missed with a shot from outside of the box with the last kick of the game.

Extra time saw both teams have chances and the keepers made outstanding saves until a deflected shot was headed in for Christleton to take the lead. Despite chances being created, a classy breakaway goal sealed the win for Christleton in the final minute with the game ending on 4-2.


Published: Thursday, 28th March 2019