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Grange defend title in 8’s Tournament

The Grange’s senior football team put in a string of fantastic performances emerge victorious, for the fourth year running, from the Liverpool College 8’s Tournament.

The tournament involves twelve schools from across the north of England in an exhausting 8-a-side format. Having managed two draws and one win, the boys went into the final group phase game against Manchester Grammar School needing a win to progress; under pressure the team came up trumps with a very impressive 3-0 win to see them safely through to the knock outs.

The team survived a tight semi-final in order to set up a final against Rishworth School. We went ahead early in the game through Alfie Gyurkovits but then had to defend very well to stay ahead, with Ross Laidlaw pulling off some fantastic saves. Then, with the full time whistle about to go, the ball dropped to a Rishworth player who, with the last kick of the game, finished well to leave the match to be decided by penalties.

A faultless success rate by the Grange penalty takers and another fine save by Ross Laidlaw resulted in the boys successfully defending the title once again!