THIS Year’s Year 10 Sefton
Cup Final was played recently between Range High School and
Maricourt High School. It turned out to be an epic cup final,
finishing 6-5 to Range.
Range scored first, with captain Elliot Jones finishing off a neat
move with a good finish, but soon Maricourt came back to make it
1-1. Range played more of a passing game, and a great strike from
outside the box from Tom Croughan put Range 2-1 ahead. Maricourt
favoured the more direct approach and soon found the equalizer to
make it 2-2.
Range then had a good spell of controlled football and two goals
from Jack Stewart, who was a constant problem to Maricourt with his
pace, made it 4-2 to Range. However, Maricourt are a tough side and
they responded with 2 goals to make it 4-4.
This match could go either way as Range went back on the attack and
Jack Stewart got his hat-trick with a great goal into the top corner
of the net. With 10 minutes to go surely Maricourt could not come
back again … yes they could, with another goal to make it 5-5. With
not long to go, and extra-time on the cards, Range had one more
chance and they took it, with the move of the match – a great cross
field pass from Harry Blackburn found Elliot Styche and in one move
he beat the full back and sent over a great cross to the back post.
Dominic Giblin was at the back to volley home what turned out to be
the winning goal, making the final scoreline 6-5.
What a match! It was a game that was played in the right spirit
throughout the match by both teams, but you can only have one winner
and that was Range, who have won this Trophy for the 3rd year on the
run and that is a great achievement. Well done to both teams in what
was an epic cup final.
2 Males charged following Assaults in Bootle
2 men have been charged with Section 18 wounding with intent, robbery,
attempt robbery, and possession of a bladed instrument following an incident on
Stanley Road/Park Street, Bootle, on 30 April 2014, according to Merseyside
Police. Adam Carter, aged 22 years, from Merton Road, Bootle, and Craig
Moorcroft, 24 years, from Merton Road, Bootle, appeared at South Sefton
Magistrates Court on Friday, 2 May 2014. The 20 year old woman who was arrested
following the incident has been released on Police Bail pending further
The Mark Wright Charity Football Event
Report and photos with thanks to Bond Media Agency
FORMER England international and LFC legend Mark Wright was joined by John
Barnes, Jan Molby, John Durnan and Alan Kennedy at Goals in Speke for a
corporate football tournament followed by a dinner at Anfield in the evening.
The competitors in the tournament battled it out to win an opportunity to play
against the LFC Legends in the final; a team skippered by local dentist Liam
McGrath won the competition after beating the Legends on a penalty shoot out
following a 2-2 draw. The teams were later entertained at Anfield by local
impressionist Darren Farley and comedian Les Gibson. The auction at Anfield saw
some unique memorabilia pieces being sold to support projects to help children
in foster care - Mark Wright and his wife sue are also foster carers. Mark
said:- "the whole day has been enjoyable from the beginning to the end - I
can't thank enough all the many teams which came from all over the UK to compete
in my tournament - everyone thougherly enjoyed themselves - and the best team
won - but only just!!" Anyone interested in football events with Mark
Wright should contact him via twitter mark5wright or via:-