Winsor at the Treble as Year 9s Overcome Spirited Brixham
The Year 9 Football team progressed to the Quarter finals of the South Devon with a comprehensive 6-1 win over local rivals, Brixham College.
A strong performance, which was marked by competitive debuts for Sam Lamburn, Harry Stanton, Liam McCluskey and Jack Gilmore, saw the boys in blue dictate the game from the outset and throughout. The team began to put pressure on the Brixham backline from as early as the first five minutes, when Callum Nightingale’s well struck effort was well saved by the Brixham keeper.
PCSA’s front two, Nightingale and Charlie Rowe, were constant menace to the Brixham defence throughout the whole game and a smart exchange between the previous and Captain Jack Winsor provided PCSA with the opening goal, as Nightingale slipped away from the Brixham defence to fire PCSA into the lead.
The home team would not have to wait long to build on their 1-0 lead; after some well worked build up play down the left hand side involving Ollie Groves and Rowe, we saw the striker tee up debutant Liam McCluskey to stab home for his first PCSA goal and double the home team advantage.
As the first half developed, the PCSA lead started to take a similar turn, as the boys from Waterleat Road began to hammer home their dominance. A sublime through ball from Winsor saw Nightingale break away from the Brixham defence once again, only to be felled in the box by the recovering Brixham defender for a PCSA penalty.
Winsor took on the responsibility from 12 yards and duly dispatched the spot kick to give the team a 3 goal advantage.
With the half time whistle about to blow, there was one more opportunity for the boys in blue to extend their lead and set up a strong score line for the team to defend in the second half. The colossal Chris Mahon found Sam O’Mara in space in the centre of midfield and he took on the role of an NFL Quarter Back to play a defence splitting pass through to Calllum Nightingale, who finished with aplomb, making the score 4-0 at the break.
Having built up a seemingly an unassailable score line, the team were able to approach the second half with an added confidence they used to dictate the play from the start of half.
A Brixham consolation goal from a rare away team attack was not enough to put pressure on the PCSA boys as they continued to control the game, scoring two more goals as the second half progressed.
The hard working Rowe provided the assist for the fifth PCSA goal, as his busy approach continued to stretch the Fisherman’s defence. Rowe’s measured pass found its way to the outstanding Winsor, who danced his way through a number of Brixham bodies before calmly passing the ball into the net with his left foot to double his personal tally of goals.
There was still time for “Captain Marvel” to mark the game with yet another hat trick in PCSA colours, as he latched on to Sam Lamburn’s pass and smashed the ball high into the Brixham net, to complete the scoring the scoring at 6-1.
This superb performance booked the team’s place in the last eight of the South Devon Cup, where a showdown against either Torquay Academy or Teignmouth Community College awaits.
Let’s hope that the team can continue this type of form into the next round!
Well done to all boys involved