Staff more than match stu­dents in char­ity game

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

STU­DENTS and teach­ers raised more than £100 for char­ity with a staff ver­sus pupils foot­ball match.

The gaunt­let was thrown down by sixth form stu­dents at All Hal­lows Catholic Col­lege who chal­lenged the staff to a spe­cial game.

And with ea­ger vol­un­teers help­ing out on the side­lines, they man­aged to raise £120 for the All Hal­lows char­ity in Tamil Nadu in In­dia.

On the day it was per­fect match con­di­tions, but it was the teach­ers who came out on top, win­ning 3-1.

Tom Parke, year 13 learn­ing leader, said it was an ex­cit­ing game, with a last minute change to the stu­dents’ line up cre­at­ing a more even game.

He said: “As the first half wore on the stu­dents were glad to hear the half time whis­tle with the score at 1-0.

“The sec­ond half started evenly un­til a ma­jes­tic strike from Miss Thoma­son from out­side the box gave the staff a two goal lead.

“Morale was low­ered even fur­ther for the stu­dents when Mr Lees scored with a tidy fin­ish past the now help­less Wil­liams in goal.

“Changes in the stu­dents’ line-up with Sarah Han­son com­ing on at right back and a cameo from Harry Sil­cock stead­ied the ship and kept the score at 3-0, un­til Jake Petrie smashed the ball past Mr Faulkner to give the stu­dents a boost – could they come back into the game?

“A ball cleared off the line by Mr Mercer and a cou­ple of spec­u­la­tive ef­forts by the stu­dents saw the staff come out on top with the fi­nal score of 3-1.

“Well done to the stu­dents and the staff who helped out on the side­lines.”

●● David Rut­ley MP with head­teacher Peter Tay­lor and pupils at Worth Pri­mary School

●● Staff and stu­dents lined up for a char­ity foot­ball match at All Hal­lows Catholic Col­lege

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