Y11 FOOTBALL: Double done!

The Year 11 Boys Football Team have taken one step close to the historic treble by winning the West Midlands Cup Final on Saturday morning.

The Caludon boys beat a competitive Bishop Ullathorne side 3-0 to complete the double, and it was nothing more than they deserved; controlling the whole game from start to finish.

The football was scintillating at times; the wet conditions meaning the boys were playing with a fast tempo and the passing was a joy to behold. Felix Donkor again opened the scoring after great work from skipper Harvey Billing, and the lads came in at half time 1-0 up.

Mr Frankish’s Y11 team has only lost 3 times since Y7.

After the restart, it was more of the same, and it wasn’t long before striker Ryan Pedley made it 2-0 with a lovely dinked finish over the advancing keeper.

Donkor again added a third after an error form the Bishop defender; 3-0 to Cally, and the boys were really winning in every department all over the pitch.

Ullathorne did have a chance to get on the score sheet late on from the penalty spot, but Curtis Howe saved the penalty and managed to get up and save the rebound too – a fantastic double stop.

The game was finished; West Midlands Champions for the first time since 1978 and the double complete. 

A beaming Mr Frankish commented: “Wow, honestly, I think in the 5 years with these lads this might be our most complete performance. They couldn’t get near us at times; we moved the ball about so well and it was brilliant to watch.

“We lost here in the final last year after a really sloppy first half and I think that was still in the memory. We came out sharp today and asserted ourselves all over the pitch.

Mr Frankish with captain Harvey Billing.

“I’m really proud of this team. We’ve lost 3 games in 5 years, it’s an incredible record at any level. They’ve been a credit to themselves and the school, hopefully we’ll top it all off with the Coventry Cup and pull off the treble.”