They played 6 group games – with the top 4 of the group of 7 teams going through to the semi-finals. After a shaky start with a 3-1 loss to Robert Sutton, a 2-2 draw with King Edwards Stafford and a close 1-0 loss to eventual champions Haywood Academy, the boys needed a win against local rivals Cheslyn Hay. A brilliant attacking display led us to a 4-2 win, giving us a chance of reaching the semi-finals if we won a minimum of one of our last 2 games. Another tight game against St. John Fisher resulted in a 1-0 loss, meaning that we had to win the last game against Blythe Bridge to stand any chance of going through. In the end, the boys ran out 4-0 winners thanks to a superb hat-trick from year 9 pupil Michael Corcoran. After a nervous wait for the last round of games, we were confirmed as 4th place in the group, putting us through to the semi-finals where we played group-toppers Robert Sutton. We made an excellent start, taking the lead through Alfie Martin, however we couldn’t maintain the lead, and despite some good opportunities, we ended up losing 5-2. We then went into the bronze medal match against St. John Fisher, who quickly went into a 2-0 lead before we pulled a goal back and continued to dominate the game. Had it not been for some superb saves, we would have gone on to equalise. The game finished 2-1 and meant that we finished 4th overall, but the boys should be proud of some excellent performances and their brilliant attitude throughout the tournament!