With the summer break now over, it’s back to the classroom and onto the sports fields for the Y9 football team who are competing in the biggest grassroots football competition in the country, the English Schools’ FA (ESFA) PlayStation®Schools’ Cup.
After winning the league for the past two seasons and a KO cup win in there also. The Y9 boys have been entered into this competition to see how they perform against teams from other areas of the UK.
Their first game took place against St.Peters High School in Manchester, after being so successful in the past 2 seasons the children knew this would be a step up in class and would be a hard game to progress to the next round. The game was a tough end to end game for all the first half but on the stroke of half time Hogan Ako was fouled in the box and a penalty was given to Shevington High School. Hogan then stepped up and slotted the ball past the keeper to put Shevington High School 1-0 up in the tie. The second half was more of the same end to end stuff as the first half but Shevington held on for the 1-0 win and progress to the next round. The next round will again be against Manchester opposition again with Cedar Mount Academy.next up for the year 9 boys.