Sacre Coeur Former Pupils Football Club
Week 1 Report - An inauspicious start to the season
Week 1 Report - An inauspicious start to the season
Tuesday 10th September 2013

So the fixtures had been announced, the new kits had been delivered and handed out and everyone appeared ready for the new season. Predictably it never turned out that way. The second team saw their game cancelled as Quarry bank resigned from the third division and left Coeur as the odd team out with regards to the opening day fixtures. It got worse as on Wednesday as it became apparent that Alsop, in the second division, were struggling for a side. A day later it was confirmed and this meant that the first team also had to sit out the opening weekend of the season. This left the third team and both the vets sides to represent the club on Saturday.

Andy KinsellaThe thirds travelled to Shankly Playing fields in West Derby to face Old Cathinians. Chris had suffered with availability and ended up with a bare eleven come the start of the match. They fought valiantly dominating large parts of the game but somehow ended up on the wrong end of a 6-4 scoreline. Despite the loss, there were positives to be taken from the game, including a hat-trick for new signing Lewis Hamson and a decent perfomance. Andy Kinsella was also on the scoresheet for Coeur.

Phil GortonThe Over 35s went one worse then the thirds with regards to player availability. They roped in Si Furlong last minute to make up the eleven, to face MCL Vets. The game was one lacking quality, but with plenty of goals. Bob Murt was unfortunate to give MCL the lead as his attempted cushioned header back to Richie bounced of his shiny pate and into his own net. MCL made it 2-0 before Phil Gorton produce a piece of magic with a delicate lob volley over the MCL keeper when inside the 6 yard box. A finish that deserved to be in a match of far superior quality. The second half saw MCL make it 3-1 before Cad managed to produce a 'Xabi Alonso style' finish, firing home from 65 yards. Coeur then pressed for a equaliser but were hit late on by a counter attack that finished their hopes of a point.

Gary DaviesThe newly formed Over 40's saw Deano lead a cast of 14 to Jericho Lane to face Bleak Vets. Sadly for Over 40s they were the recipients of an 8-2 hiding which saw them lose both halves 4-1. Gary Davies scored on his return to the club along with a goal from Deano himself.

Phil SteeleThe firsts and seconds played a hastily arranged friendly match in which Phil's side resplendant in their new kit beat the seconds 4-2. Rob Philliskirk put through his own net to give the first the lead early on. further goals came from Steele, Cahill and Hughes, with the seconds scoring through Burns and Liggett.