Big congratulations to the year 9 boys’ football team who have won the Halton Schools’ League for the second consecutive year. It was a winner takes all scenario in the final game, with St Chad’s playing Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College. Both teams had won all of their previous league games to set up a cup final atmosphere for the league title showdown.
After a tense start St Chad’s soon took control of the game, dominating possession and creating chance after chance. It wasn’t long before they took the lead through a cool finish from top goal scorer Bailey Duffield. As Chad’s anxiously defended their slim lead it looked as though the opposition might equalise, but a second from Duffield on the counter attack put the nerves at ease. St Chad’s continued to control the game, and the defence lead by Connor Pearson stood firm.
Midway through the second half on came Joe Russell to make an immediate impact scoring his first of the season, a neat right foot volley to give the defending champions a three goal cushion and virtually ensure the league trophy would be staying in St Chad’s hands. The boys ruthlessly continued to attack and in the dying minutes some neat play down the right resulted in the ball breaking to Joe Ruane to fire low into the corner to top off an emphatic 4-0 victory. Well done to all that have represented the St Chad’s year 9 football team this year. Another league title and another season unbeaten, winning every league game!
Man of the match: Ryan Barker