It’s been a busy time for the Year 11s since coming back after half term, with 3 semi finals in two weeks.
First up they played in the West Midlands Cup against a strong West Coventry side, winning 2-1, with goals from Lennon McGuinness and Felix Donkor.
The next team, a patched up side carrying many injuries, showed true grit and determination to beat Cardinal Newman 2-1 in The Coventry Cup; goals from Ryan Pedley and Felix Donkor. This side are hoping to win the cup for the 4th time in 5 years.
The big one was yesterday in The Coventry Telegraph Cup, where the final is played at The Ricoh Arena. A tough draw saw Caludon play a Kenilworth side with great quality. After going a goal down early on, Mr Frankish’s team picked themselves up again, and showed that desire which has got them through so many games over their 5 years together.
Another 2-1 win, with Felix Donkor scoring again, 3 in 3 games for the winger, and big Paddy Marshall scoring the winner with a Keith Houchen style diving header.
It’s an incredible achievement for this amazing set of lads. The three finals and an unbeaten season hasn’t been achieved before at Caludon.
Mr Frankish was understandably in high spirits after the final whistle: “This side continues to amaze me. We were down to the bare bones in the week and lads have played through injuries to get us to the three finals.
“It’s an unbelievable achievement when you think of the sides we’ve faced in the three different competitions; I couldn’t be prouder of these lads.
“I’ve been with them since Year 7 and have seen them grow each year, as players, but also young adults. It’s a great way for them to finish at Caludon; a trip to The Ricoh is an unforgettable experience for these lads that will stay with them forever.
“Let’s hope we can put the cherry on the cake and bring the trophies home and make the school and community proud!”