Following their success in the District competition last year, the year 9 boys football team were entered for the County Cup.
They travellled to Ashlyns school in the first round on Wednesday 18th October. The team started the game exceptionally quickly and went close to scoring multiple times in the first half. The Ashlyn side had a very strong goalkeeper who kept his side in the game with a number of important saves.
At half time, the boys were told that they would need to deliver a clinical finish to beat the opposition keeper. Jesse delivered on this request shortly after the break when he broke away down the left hand side, cut back across a defender and whipped the ball in to the top corner giving St Mary’s a 1-0 lead. It was a cagey end to the game as Ashlyn’s pushed on to try and equalise. St Mary’s showed a lot of resilience and kept their opponents out taking a 1-0 win away from home.
There is defintiely room for improvement but a strong performance from all! Definitely worth all of the traffic on the M25. The boys progress to round 2 of the cup where they take on Leventhorpe.