North West College's Playoff Cup Winners
Ashton Sixth Form College won 6-1 against Winstanley College in the final of the North West College's Playoff Cup at Lancaster Club in Failsworth.
In the first half, Ashton Sixth Form College were ahead 2-1. They went on to score four goals in the second half to secure the win. Goal scorers included: Brad Marshall (x2), Lewis Loughman, Cole Mistry, Kevin Evans and James Lawton. The full team included: Curtis Adams, Josh Lowe, Tom Taylor-Jones, Matthew Pietsch, Ryan Williams, Josh Wales, Cole Mistry, Aiden Hopkins, Will Dinsdale, Lewis Loughman, James Lawton, Brad Marshall, Kevin Evans, Lewis Hanmer, Lucas Greenidge, Sam Edwards.
Graham Saffery, Teacher of PE & Public Services, said,
"We are very proud of the second men's football team for winning the title and then the play off final. This is a great achievement as they were unbeaten all season, winning every game and never going behind in any game. It is a special achievement as they struggled to win a game last season. More importantly though the players have shown 100% effort and not had one booking or sending off showing their fair play at all times."
Players have shown outstanding dedication and teamwork throughout the competition. In the semi-final, Ashton Sixth Form College won 3-1 against Loreto College. The men's football team have consistently delivered this year as they also won the North West College's Division 2B. Fixtures were as follows:
Carmel College 0 - ASFC 6
DACA 0 - ASFC 8
Rochdale College 1 - ASFC 12
St John Rigby 0 - ASFC 6
St Wilfrids 2 - ASFC 10
Xaverian 0 - ASFC 2
In Second Team friendly games, Ashton Sixth Form College's incredible talent has shone:
Connell college 2nds 2 - ASFC 2
Connell college 2nds 0 - ASFC 7
Connell College 2nds 0 - ASFC 9
Graham Saffery, Teacher of PE & Public Services, continues,
"They have always praised the opposition's efforts and never became big headed despite their success, which I believe bodes well as they leave college and enter the wider community as good sports players but even better people."
Students at Ashton Sixth Form College take part in sport as part of the enrichment offer at the college. Alongside their studies, the team train and play matches in their spare time developing their skills in organisation and time management, creating an incredible community the college is extremely proud of.