As the season nears its final stages, Irlam http://www.cheapambienpriceonline.com & Cadishead College football teams have been busy competing in the Salford Schools Cup competition, vying for a place in the final rounds.

 

Year 8 Quarter Final   Irlam & Cadishead College 4 – 2 St Patricks

 

Goals from Joel Holt, Paisley Cooke, Jordan Griffin and Adam Shaw were enough to secure a place in the last 4 for Irlam & Cadishead College. Captain Joel Holt led by example throughout and was instrumental in a lot of the good things that ICC produced, including finding the net from a 20 yard free kick. The Station Road side performed brilliantly on the break and caused St Patricks, who are a good team themselves, all sorts of problems throughout the game. The Year 8 team will now go on and face All Hallows in a highly anticipated, two legged semi-final.

 

As the season nears its final stages, Irlam & Cadishead College football teams have been busy competing in the Salford Schools Cup competition, vying for a place in the final rounds.

 

Year 8 Quarter Final   Irlam & Cadishead College 4 – 2 St Patricks

 

Goals from Joel Holt, Paisley Cooke, Jordan Griffin and Adam Shaw were enough to secure a place in the last 4 for Irlam & Cadishead College. Captain Joel Holt led by example throughout and was instrumental in a lot of the good things that Irlam & Cadishead College produced, including finding the net from a 20 yard free kick. The Station Road side performed brilliantly on the break and caused St Patricks, who are a good team themselves, all sorts of problems throughout the game. The Year 8 team will now go on and face                 All Hallows in a highly anticipated, two legged semi-final.

 

Year 10 Semi-Final Irlam & Cadishead College 5 – 2 Harrop Fold

 

Irlam & Cadishead College proved too slick for the visitors and ended up 5 – 2 winners at the final whistle. Irlam & Cadishead College played some really good football in the opening stages with Lewis Cartwright, Sam English and Joe Murphy finding pockets of space in the midfield area; it was no surprise therefore that Sam English made it 1 – 0 with 15 minutes played. Marshalled superbly by Harry Singleton at left back, the Irlam & Cadishead College team made it to half time two goals to the good after a good finish by             Lewis Cartwright.

 

Kade McKenna was introduced at half time and his impact was instant after he was allowed room to set himself before hammering home a 20 yard drive into the top corner of the net. McKenna’s afternoon got even better minutes later, when he curled a shot into the far top corner. Harrop Fold scored two consolation goals in the latter stages but it was Daniel Thomson who secured a place in the final for Irlam & Cadishead College with a long range effort that arrowed into the far top corner. The Year 10 will now compete for the Salford Schools trophy on Tuesday 28th March against St Patricks.

 

Year 11 Semi-Final   Irlam & Cadishead College 2 – 1 All Hallows

 

Irlam & Cadishead College edged out All Hallows in a tightly contested affair at the home of                       Irlam & Cadishead College. Buoyed by the return of Dylan Allan-Meredith and Harry Bracegirdle,                 Irlam & Cadishead College started brightly and went close early on through the dangerous Anton Rouse. It was Rouse himself who was heavily involved in the opening goal with some neat footwork in the wide area before crossing for Dylan Brown who found the net with an impressive diving header. Irlam & Cadishead College were cruising and should have found themselves with a more comfortable lead going in to the break. 1- 0 is always a dangerous lead to hold and it was All Hallows who scored the next goal after a mix up in the Irlam & Cadishead College area, to level proceedings. With the game coming to a close and emotions running high, one of the visiting players was cautioned for dissent after over zealously challenging the referee’s decision. Only moments later the same player was sent off after being unable to accept the decision of the referee. This proved pivotal in the end result as Irlam & Cadishead College were able to apply pressure to the All Hallows back line. With only 2 minutes left on the clock, Irlam & Cadishead College were awarded a free kick, 20 yards from goal; Dylan Allan-Meredith stepped up confidently, before despatching a left footed shot into the top corner of the goal. That secured a final place for Irlam & Cadishead College on Monday 27th March against Buile Hill High School.

 

Irlam & Cadishead College 3 – 2 Buile Hill

 

After edging out a spirited All Hallows team in the semi-final, Irlam & Cadishead College travelled to Broughton in high spirits, hoping to secure the College’s first silverware of the season.

 

The opening stages were somewhat erratic with both teams struggling to deal with the difficult playing surface. Irlam & Cadishead College Year 11’s are renowned as a team who like to move the ball quickly and the poor surface was proving rather difficult to play on. It didn’t however, take long for the Station Road side to fashion the first chance of the game; some good interplay between Bracegirdle and Allan-Meredith released Charlie James whose shot was saved by the oncoming goalkeeper. The game had settled now and Irlam & Cadishead College began to dominate proceedings. James who proved a real threat all afternoon was running the channels well and was rewarded when he latched on to Bracegirdle’s through ball before firing past the Buile Hill keeper. Irlam & Cadishead College had further chances to increase their lead before the break, none better than Anton Rouse who miscued his header from six yards. Buile Hill, buoyed by Irlam & Cadishead College’s failure to extend their lead, netted a well taken equalizer just before the half time whistle.

 

Half time: Irlam & Cadishead College 1 – 1 Buile Hill

 

Buile Hill started brightly in the second half and found themselves a goal to the good after some slack Irlam marking on the corner, allowed the Buile Hill Captain to head home from 14 yards. This stoked the fire in the bellies of the Irlam players and after a period of relentless pressure, Rouse made amends for his earlier miss after reacting first to a rebound after a fine save by the goalkeeper, before finishing neatly from six yards. Irlam & Cadishead College pressed hard and were the dominant team in the latter stages and with ten minutes left to play, Dylan Allan-Meredith found himself one on one with the Buile Hill goalkeeper. With the travelling fans urging the Irlam & Cadishead College captain on, Allan-Meredith coolly wrong footed the goalkeeper before rolling the ball into the empty net. Irlam & Cadishead College staved off some late pressure from Buile Hill, with Sam Roberts defending very well on more than one occasion. This victory has secured the Year 11 Salford Schools’ Cup for Irlam & Cadishead College for the first time in 10 years. Well done to all involved.

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