Football success for pupils

The winning side - back - Jacob Wilkinson, Rhys Stevens, Jack Bradley, Marcus Upjohn, Morgan Coombes, Ross Teo, Teddy Strundan; front - Paul Cox, Ellis Cobb, Del Oswald, Lucas Gartshore, Jordan Potts, Devon Ainscow.
The winning side - back - Jacob Wilkinson, Rhys Stevens, Jack Bradley, Marcus Upjohn, Morgan Coombes, Ross Teo, Teddy Strundan; front - Paul Cox, Ellis Cobb, Del Oswald, Lucas Gartshore, Jordan Potts, Devon Ainscow.
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Skegness Grammar School was celebrating this week after a second successive Superzone title was clinched by its Year 9 football team.

In a repeat of last year’s final, they beat Louth’s Monks Dyke Tennyson College 1-0.

Skegness started the stronger with Devon Ainscow and Rhys Stevens holding up the ball well, while Paul Cox enjoyed freedom down the left hand side, turning the opposition’s full back inside out on several occasions.

However, as the first half drew to a close, MDTC produced several testing situations for SGS goalkeeper Marcus Upjohn.

Morgan Coombes, Year 9 captain, said: “We set off at an explosive pace and were dominating, but somehow they managed to work their way back into the game”.

The team dominated possession in the second half and limited the opposition’s threat.

The team scored the decisive goal after being awarded a foul close to the half line that saw Ross deliver a dangerous ball into the box. Only half cleared, the ball fell to Jordan who managed to lob the goalkeeper to make the score 1-0 with only six minutes left.

Mr Jeff Potts, Year 9 manager, said: “It was a very hard fought game between two good footballing teams.”