- 31 Mar
Saturday’s cup final was a great occasion backed by a strong crowd the Year 7 team put in a dominant display against an organised Belfairs defence. Lewis Hill pouncing on a scramble in the box after a corner kick reinforcing his man of the match display. Captain Josh Johnson added a second from the spot. Family, friends and staff members roared the team to victory and lifting the cup was a wonderful achievement in our first season together.
Year 11 South East Essex Cup Final – STM v Westcliff- Match Won 3-2- CHAMPIONS!!
The year 11 Football Team… where do I start?….well, in the 13 years of managing school football teams I have never managed a team that have worked harder for each other and once again this cup final was no different! Although this was their 4th game in the space of 7 days everyone battled so hard, fighting for every ball whilst producing some moments of magic whish sliced Westcliff’s defence apart. A lovely piece of skill down the wing followed by a tidy finish by Joe V saw us go up 1-0. A second quickly followed after a clinical finish from Jack Macal- 2-0. However, the matches in quick succession had taken its toll and with 8 injuries to the squad of 15 (many playing through the pain!) we switched off and let Westcliff back in- 2-1.
On Monday, our new Prefects were formally presented with their ties and made a commitment to this important leadership role. I am sure they understand their importance within the school community and will carry out their duties and responsibilities with due diligence at all times. They will continue to grow as role models for the students of the lower school. I look forward to celebrating Mass with them and the retiring prefects at St Peter’s Church this evening.