Corinthian Primary School is celebrating their best ever football season.
The children have won:
four League titles (Under 8, Under 9, Under 10, Under 11) as well as the City Championships at Under 8 and Under 10, giving them six trophies.
They also finished as runners up in the Under 9 City Championships and beaten finalists in the Under 8 and Under 10 Cups.
No one would have guessed the outcome in October when the Under 11s began with a draw and defeat before going on a six month unbeaten run which saw them score forty seven goals on the march to the title. The run ended with defeat in the semi-finals of the City Championships in April.
The Under 10s were the reigning Under 9 City Champions and they went through a magnificent season, being unbeaten since 1st April 2014. With an irrepressible midfield trio of Lewis , Sam and Jamie driving forward, defensive solidity provided by Johnny and rapidly improving goalkeeper, Jack as the last line, they went through this season unbeaten, winning the League and beating St Christopher’s 1 – 0 to win the City Championship. The perfect season ended, however, with the unlucky thirteenth game in the Under 10 Cup final against Knotty Ash, when they went down 1 – 0.
The Under 9s also went through the League season unbeaten before meeting bogey side, Lister, in the City Championships Final. Lister had beaten the lads 1 – 0 in the Cup quarter final so the stage was set for a great game. And so it proved. Corinthian, inspired by Josh and Jake , led by a solitary goal with four minutes to go when Lister grabbed the equaliser. Extra time saw no change and so penalties. Lister held their nerve and took the trophy.
The Under 8s were the surprise package, led by Adam , they stormed to seven straight victories to take the League and City Championship. Once again, the Cup Final was a step too far with defeat to St Paul’s.
In total the school played 23 League games, won 20, drew 2 and lost only that one game back on October 16th.
A marvellous season – 4 Leagues, 1 School, Champions.