13 May 2019

Four of our teams made it to the final of the South Ribble Schools Cup for their year group.  

Match report - Year 9 by Mr Sneddon

A spectacular team performance from Year 9 gave us a well deserved victory and kicked off a great evening of football for Priory.   

Year 9 went into the game unbeaten against all of South Ribble, drawing only one game against Balshaw - the opponents in the final. 

With this in mind we set out with a point to prove, and after only a few minutes a slick passing move was intercepted by a pass back to the goalkeeper who picked it up. From the resultant indirect free kick, Shacklady powered home to send Priory 1-0 up. 

With the continued confidence and some great attacking play on both wings, the ball fell to Brooks in the middle of the park; a 25 yard wonder strike looped the Balshaw goalkeeper and into the top right corner of the net, 2-0 Priory. 

As the game continued into the second half Balshaw scored a consolation, and were denied late on with the heroic saves of Thomas in goal. 

Full-time result Priory 2-1 Balshaw, capping of a brilliant season for Year 9. 

Team: C Thomas, B Box, H Aubrey-Williams, K Knight, O Potts, B Doherty, D MacPherson, L Ridsdale, T Ridsdale, C Shacklady, J Miller, K Brooks, B Thomson