It’s been a fantastic football season for Year 11 pupils from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe which has culminated in them winning the Manchester Schools Cup.
The Cup Final match, when Saint Paul’s who were fighting to retain the cup, came up against St Peter’s, was extremely tense and hard fought. Playing in windy and wet conditions, the boys worked tremendously hard as a team to fight back from 1-0 down to win 2-1 with the winning goal being scored by Luke Rudden from a free kick. Man of the Match was Cameron Pitt who had also been instrumental in the victory against Wright Robinson in the Semi-Finals.
Mr Rob McKie, PE teacher at Saint Paul’s, commented: “The lads dug deep and showed real grit and determination to retain the title. St Peter’s were formidable opponents and showed real sportsmanship. I’m proud to be part of the ongoing successes of this team; like the champions before them they leave a huge legacy at the school and something that others will aspire to in the future.”
“Winning the Manchester Schools cup was an amazing achievement for our Year 11 footballers,” explained Mrs Fiona Minshall, Head Teacher at Saint Paul’s. “Football is extremely popular at Saint Paul’s. The pupils have a real passion for the game and this is a well-deserved achievement for them.”