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.
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.
“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.”