A hat-trick of victories - South Ribble Schools Cup Winners (Year 9)
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