Cirencester College Football Academy win the League!

Cirencester College Football Academy beat Hartpury College to win League Title.

Cirencester Academy won the AOC (Association of Colleges) Cat 2 League yesterday with a 2-1 victory at Heart of Worcester College. Cirencester were level on 25 points with local rivals Hartpury having played one less game.

Although Cirencester only needed a point to secure the title they approached the game with positive attitude of collecting all 3 points. Cirencester dominated the game with Captain Matthew Grabe, Dominic Roberts and Luke Jones controlling the game. They helped create several chances but were denied by poor finishing and two fantastic saves from the Worcester goalkeeper. The Cirencester defence nullified the Worcester attack throughout the first half to make the half time score 0 – 0.

The second half continued similar to the first with Cirencester continuing the push forward with Worcester relying on the counter attack. Worcester took the lead after one such counter attack with Cirencester goalkeeper Billy King unable to save from a shot just inside the Box. Cirencester showed terrific resilience and determination with winger Essa Sabally twice being denied by the Worcester goalkeeper. However, Sabally equalised for Cirencester after beating two defenders in the box and hitting the ball past the Worcester goalkeeper. Cirencester were now well on top and took the lead when the Worcester goalkeeper failed to hold on to a shot from top scorer Dan Grieve, Riegan Cook followed up to hit the ball into the net. Cirencester controlled the final ten minutes to secure the League title.

Steve Lowndes said “I am extremely proud of their performance today in the pressure situation, the team spirit and togetherness was outstanding. They have deservedly won the League with some really terrific performances.”

1 Cirencester College Men’s 1 12 9 1 2 13 28
2 Hartpury College Men’s 2 12 7 4 1 15 25
3 Heart of Worcestershire College Men’s 1 12 7 3 2 13 24
4 Worcester 6th Form College Men’s 1 12 5 2 5 -5 17
5 Walford & N. Shropshire College Men’s 1 12 4 1 7 5 13
6 Dudley College Men’s 1 12 2 3 7 -9 9
7 Walsall College Men’s 1 12 0 2 10 -32 2