Huge congratulations to the Y10 football team who have once again reached the ESS District cup final! This is a title that they have won on two previous occasions in 2012 and 2014, and will be hoping to win again when the final is played on Wednesday 18th March at Aston Villa's Bodymoor Heath Training Ground.
NB: Final opponents will be the winners of Great Barr vs. Bishop Walsh
The boys secured their place in this season's final by defeating local Sutton school Plantsbrook 2-0, in a semi-final match that was played at Sutton Town FC's home ground at Coles Lane today.
Two second-half strikes from Josiah Francis got the goals, but vital contributions came from all over the pitch to help secure the win for the U15 team! Robert Mooring made a superb debut in CM, making excellent tackles to stifle the opposition throughout the entire game! Alex Thompson at RB was another man of the match contender, with his brilliant marauding forward runs and excellent defensive work. As well as thwarting a penalty in the first-half, GK Dylan Mandaracas also produced two absolutely 'world-class' saves to keep a clean sheet and prevent a late rally from the opposition to get back into the game.
Note: The game was also doubled as a league match, which means that the Y10 team have now completed all of their league games for the season. The table below shows that the U15 team currently hold first place and can only be caught by Great Barr (...who are the only team to be beat the Arthur Terry U15's in the league this season).