Year 10 Footballers Walk in a Quinta Wonderland

The Year 10 Football team bounced back from their county cup exit at the hands of Ivybridge, with a comprehensive demolition of Spires College on Tuesday evening.

Even without some of the team’s more high profile players, the boys set about their work on the front foot and began to dictate the game from the very early stages.

With the chances beginning to flow, it was the Spires goalkeeper who was proving to be the game’s outstanding player, making saves from Jamie Hooper, Ryan Mccaskill and Tommy Northcott-Watson within the first 10 minutes of the game.

PCSA’s dominance continued as the half went on and only an astute linesman’s flag denied them the lead, as Northcott-Watson slotted calmly past the advancing Spires keeper.

The team weren’t to wait too much longer for the deadlock to be broken, as Hooper broke away from the Spires defence and smashed home to give the team a deserved one-nil lead.

The opening goal seemed to open the flood gates and the team went on to double the lead soon after, as Hooper showed quick feet in the penalty box to manoeuvre half a yard of space, before toe poking the ball into the Spires net to make it 2-0 to the visitors.

The home team’s resistance appeared to be diminishing and this provided the boys in blue with the extra incentive to hammer home their advantage further. PCSA’s little magician, Ryan McCaskill, was the next player to add his name to the list of goal scorers.

The goal came as a result of some good build up play down the left hand side by debutant Sam Waltham and his cross found its way to the unmarked McCaskill who rifled home with a well struck volley to give his team a 3-0 lead.

As well executed as the third goal was, there was a demonstration of individual brilliance for the fourth PCSA goal, from a highly unlikely source.

Right back Charlie Tippett picked the ball up in his goal half and started to stride forward towards the Spires box. The marauding full back continued to drive forward, before unleashing a 30 yard piledriver that flew into the top corner of the Spires goal 4-0.

The boys took a 4-0 lead into the half time break and were aware that a solid performance in the second half would see them over the victory line.

Despite the home team scoring the second half’s first goal to pull a goal back at 4-1, the PCSA boys regained control of the match by scoring a further two goals as the second half progressed.

Sam Waltham’s debut goal was followed by a sweet strike from striker Mason Wasdell, as the team built up an unassailable 5 goal lead to finish the game on the correct side of a 6-1 scoreline.

Special mention goes to defenders Blaine Lear and Aiden Walton, who controlled the game from the back and provided the foundations for a strong team performance.

Next up for the team are Teignmouth Community College who they face next Thursday in the South Devon Cup at fortress Waterleat Road and optimism is high as the team looks to continue its recent form

Mr Smith


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