U12 Football Team win the Battle of Merseyside in six goal thriller
On Monday afternoon, the U12 Football team played their seventeenth match of the term versus All Saint Kirkby. The College opposition came with a big football reputation and this academic year have beaten some of the top football schools in Merseyside. The sun was shining on a late Monday afternoon and the stage was set. The College quickly got into stride and produced some good passes, but it was All Saints who scored the first goal with a beautifully taken first time shot which whistled into the corner of the net. The College have been behind in a few previous matches and this was nothing new to them, and within minutes a push inside the All Saints penalty area earned the College a penalty, and Sam R scored from the rebound. The scores were finally balanced at half time, and the second half saw the College quickly out of their traps, as Sam R saw the All Saints goalkeeper off his line to beautifully lob into the top corner.
The defining moment came midway through the second half when All Saints were awarded a penalty for a push and College goalkeeper Manu B at full stretch managed to push the ball around the post. What a moment this turned out to be as the College scored their third within minutes with a bullet header from a corner from Oliver H. The forth came a short while later when left sided midfielder Harry H burst forward and rounded the keeper before finding the smallest of angles of the goal to spark jubilant scenes on the pitch and touchline. All Saints scored a consolation penalty at the end but this did not stop the College pupils from celebrating alongside watching families at the end.