Friday 18th August 2017

Champions… Again!

St Margaret's First XI football team have made it three Merseyside Colleges league titles in a row thanks to a 7-0 victory in their title deciding match with Jamie Carragher Sports Academy. Following on from back-to-back wins in the NDS Trophies Championship, the team stepped up to the Bill Murphy Premier Division this season and secured the trophy in a thrilling final game.

The season has seen yet more famous St Margaret's comebacks, having turned around a 1-0 deficit at Range High with a last gasp 2-1 win, before a 3-3 draw with Progress Sports having been 3-1 down with 10 minutes remaining; these fightbacks ensured the title went down to the final day.

Tom Brighouse gave SMA the lead with a superb lob before Elliot Musa drove home a penalty to make it 2-0 at the break. Owen Hough fired in a third with a left-footed volley before Luke Walsh scored a quick-fire double. Captain Iwan Webster added a trademark towering header from a corner before Hough grabbed his second to seal a memorable afternoon.

Well done to everyone who has played for the First XI this season; Keanan Abdi, Paul Barlow, Tom Brighouse, Isaac Camara, Tendai Chanda, Chris Clarke, Adam Derbyshire, Matthew Draper, Zak El-Beshri, Dan Entwistle, James Fay, Luke Graham, David Gray Owen Hough, Matthew Jackson, Josh Kingston, Alex Lorford, James McDonnell, Cieran McLachlan, Chris Miles, Keith Mkweli, Elliot Musa, Luke Oluyombo, Taylor Robinson, Joe Sargent, Alex Sartain, Jakub Stodolniak, Callum Sunter, Alex Tucker, Luke Walsh, Joe Webb, Iwan Webster, Chris Wilkinson.

Position Team P W D L GD Pts
1 St. Margarets 6th Form 9 7 1 1 27 22
2 LFC Foundation College 'A' 9 7 1 1 11 22
3 Jaime Carragher Sports Academy 9 7 0 2 8 21
4 Wirral Met 1st 9 5 1 3 9 16
5 Progress Sports A (Prescot) 9 4 2 3 6 14
6 Tranmere Rovers FC College U17 9 4 0 5 -2 12
7 South Sefton College 9 4 0 5 -7 12
8 Range High School 9 2 1 6 -11 7
9 Deyes 9 1 2 6 -15 5
10 City of Liverpool College 1st 9 0 0 9 -26 0