SBSJ edged out on penalties in the battle of the Catholic Schools!

Y11 team

SBSJ (Y11) 1 v 1 Corpus Chrisi (Corpus Chrisi won 6-5 on penalties)


The West Yorkshire Cup brought two Catholic Secondary Schools together to battle for a place in the second round.

In a very tight affair, it was SBSJ who struck first; Kai Harris finishing off a neat move that involved Lewis Rands and Jordan Moorhouse. The introduction of two Y10 boys gave SBSJ added impetus; Lewis Moorhouse and Tom Cokewright looking very comfortable with the step up in age group. The SBSJ boys could not extend their lead further and Corpus Christi scored an equaliser to take the game into extra-time. As the sun drifted down on the horizon, no added goals in extra-time meant the dreaded penalties. Penalties are a test of nerve as well as skill and you could see the tension and anxiety in the boys faces. Unfortunately for us, Corpus Christi tucked away the decisive penalty to knock SBSJ out of the cup. The lads made sure they shuck hands with the opposition and they consoled the boys who had missed. Credit to those players that stepped up and took the penalties; it is easier to avoid the challenge that to face it head on!

Man of the match was McKenzie Borek

Match report by Mr Cheetham