Yesterday, the A team footballers took to the pitch for the final time this season, taking part in the prestigious Bishops Cup Final, a competition involving all Catholic schools in the North East. We were in the search for a famous treble after winning the League in May and Champions League last week. On a very wet and difficult pitch, the boys were absolutely phenomenal, winning all three of their games to take home the trophy, the first time the school has won it since 1973.
In the first game against our local neighbours, St Matthews, we came out on top winning 2-0 in a game that could have gone either way. Leo got the first with a tap in following a great strike from Nathan, before Max struck a thunderbolt with his left foot into the bottom corner. Goal of the night! In the second game against All Saints, Lanchester, we continued to play well under pressure, with Max grabbing another goal from close range, earning us a 1-0 win. Other results meant that a draw would be enough for us in the final game against St Michaels, Houghton-Le-Spring, but the boys were not to be stopped. Vice captain Harry scored a final solo effort to give us another 1-0 win, sparking great celebrations from the boys as captain Jamie lifted the trophy.
Winning the treble is an incredible achievement and these boys should be very proud of themselves. They have demonstrated huge skill and talent this season, improving with every game. It has been a privilege for Mr Rushton and Mr Hunter to coach and support them and we hope they go onto big things in the future. Well done boys!