Huge congratulations to the Year 11 Football team and Mr Frankish who have done the remarkable; something that has never been achieved.
Completing the treble was a dream at the start of the season and this amazing set of lads have done it. To do it in their last year of school is a great way to finish life at Caludon and is something they will remember for the rest of their lives.
Tuesday night they picked up The Coventry Cup to sit alongside the Telegraph Cup and The West Midlands Cup to complete the historic treble.
In all fairness the game was far from easy and credit must be given to Bishop Ullathorne, who really did play superbly on the night. Caludon managed to grab a late goal to nick it 2-1 to write their names in the history books.
Skipper Harvey Billing scored early from the spot, but Ullathorne scored a penalty of their own to make it 1-1 before the break. A nervy second half saw Ullathorne take control in the game; a couple of brilliant saves from Curtis Howe and a gaol line clearance from Paddy Marshall kept Caludon in the game, before that man again, Felix Donkor, popped up again with the winner. Since arriving at the school in Year 10 he has scored in every game he has played for the school – a phenomenal record.
The Caludon boys held on to win the Cup and make history. A jubilant Mr Frankish commented: “Wow, for once I’m lost for words. That wasn’t our best performance but just showed that winning mentality these boys have had ever since they came to the school in Year 7.
“What a fairytale ending for them; they will remember this for the rest of their lives, so will I. It’s the proudest moment for me in my teaching career.
“It’s an amazing achievement and the lads deserve all the credit in the world. I will miss them as a team but also as individuals, they’re a great group of lads and I wish them all the best in football and in life.”