League Title Winners
On Monday 31st January, the Reds and the Stripes played their final league match of the season: both teams had to face St Michael’s. The performance from the Reds was brilliant. They drew 1 -1, with Oliver scoring the opener. The whole team maintained high energy levels and stopped St Michael’s from playing how they like to. Jenson, Finlay, and Leo made great interceptions and Liam’s runs down the wing always troubled the blue defence. Riley was cool in goal and Corey’s clearances set up many attacks.
The Stripes then faced St Michael’s. Max scored three goals again (one of his famous Max-tricks), with Tommy, Louis and Tom netting one apiece. The evening ended with Parc Eglos Stripes being awarded the Helston and Lizard Schools’ League shield. The first team to lift it since 2019! Well done to all the players who took part and a special thanks to the parents who supported them and to Mr Adam Redgrave for being an extra coach and referee. Adam also provided new tops for the Reds, which they were delighted to wear.
On Tuesday 1st February, Parc Eglos Stripes faced a stern test in the first round of this year’s Rosewarne Shield. Parc Eglos are the holders of this shield and having played Alverton three times already this year (one win and two draws) the team knew that they could expect a challenging game. The rain began to fall and the wind intensified just before kick-off, but the Stripes seemed to cope well with the opposition’s attacks. Andrew and his defence, comprising Zack B and Tommy, saw off wave of Alverton corners. Then, from an attack down the left-hand side, Louis looped a lovely shot over the Alverton keeper after good work from Max: 1 – 0 to Parc Eglos at half-time.
Another Parc Eglos goal may have settled the game, but pushing against the wind and the rain the determined Alverton boys looked for an equaliser that soon arrived. This seemed to give them a confidence boost and suddenly, despite valiant tackles coming in from Tom and Lewis, they found the space to add two more goals. Zak P and Tom came close to pulling goals back, but it was not to be. Alverton’s second half performance meant they deserved the win. Only the second defeat of the season for the Stripes.
Ending on a positive: the league victory means that Parc Eglos Stripes will represent Helston and Lizard in the Peninsular Games in April.
Well done to our Girls Football Team who progressed to the next round of the Cornwall Girls Shield after beating Alverton in a thrilling match. Despite some resolute defending and brave goalkeeping from Alverton, the Parc Eglos girls won 5-0 with goals from Zara (2) Maya, Poppy and Emily.
Last week we entered two teams into the Penryn 7-a-side Cornwall School Games Girls tournament. The results are as below:
Reds Results Hoops Results
Threemilestones W Mount Hawke B. 2-0 W
Truro High. 1-0 W St Day. 1-0 L
Devoran. 3-0 W Devoran. 3-0 W
TLA. 4-0 W Garras. 2-0 W
Mount Hawke. 2-0 W Threemilstones 3-1 W
Archbishop Benson 1-1 D