Our year 11 boys did the school, their families, the community and themselves proud on a sunny Wednesday afternoon.
They came up against a very resilient St Augustine’s team in the final of the St. Helens cup. At times, they did not get the rub of the green but they stuck to their task, did not get frustrated, played some lovely football and conducted themselves impeccably on and off the field.
The match itself went the full distance with neither team managing to find a winning goal, and so the game was decided by penalties.
After their recent home QF win that was decided by penalties, the lads knew with Patrick McLoughlin in goal they stood a fabulous chance of lifting the trophy. And the cat did not disappoint, making 3 stunning penalty saves he enabled Louis Sloane (captain) and the team to lift the trophy aloft with a 3-2 penalty victory.
Big raps to St Augustine’s who were gracious in defeat and a massive congratulations to our boys who finish their school footballing career on the high they fully deserve.
MOM: The whole team for their resilience and victory
Patrick McLoughlin - immense performance
Luke Hague - stepped up another level tonight
William Farrell Grieg - fabulous outlet at right mid
Seth McQueen and Ruari Hennigan - solid as per usual
Jordan Benson - scored the best penalty of the lot
Louis Sloane - shows a different maturity level when captain
Thank you to the staff, pupils and family members who came down to support the boys. Your support made all the difference.