S6C 5-3 Bishops Wordsworth
Goals: Adam Castle (2), Sam Webb, Lewis Woodhead, Archie Forden
Lineup: W. Gainey, H. Grannell, T. Sawyer, A. Forden, T. Halsey, A. Castle, S. Webb (C), J. Collins, E. Clem, R. Tanner, L. Woodhead
Subs: C. Knight, E. Stephan, J. Newman
Another game, another win! S6C’s football team beat local rivals, Bishops Wordsworth, in a much-anticipated derby game played away at Britford Lane. Bishops started off the much better side, playing an attractive style of passing football and causing the S6C midfield to chase shadows for much of the first 20 minutes. The home team opened the scoring after a long free-kick found one of their players unmarked in the box, a well-taken header nestled in the bottom left-hand corner. This woke up the S6C team, skilful winger Adam Castle struck from long range to make level the scoring. Soon after, striker Lewis Woodhead had a goal disallowed, with the referee blowing up for an injury just before he tapped the ball in an empty net. Bishops scored a quickfire double to go into half time 3-1 up.
Half time substitutes meant an S6C debut for german exchange student Emil Stephan, who put in an industrious shift on the left-wing (which was a new position for him). S6C started a lot better this half, and managed to pull a goal back after a penalty from captain Sam Webb after Reece Tanner was fouled in the box. The boys then levelled the scoring again after centre back Archie Forden scored from an indirect free-kick. The winning goal came again from Adam Castle, who tapped in from close range. 4-3 to S6C. The final goal came from striker Lewis Woodhead, who raced in on goal and lobbed the keeper after a long ball from the defence. Man of the match went to debutant Jacob Newman, who was outstanding at both left-back and right-back. S6C now travel to Commonweal school in Swindon, before facing inter-MLP derby against Sarum Academy.