Sacre Coeur Former Pupils Football Club
Week 6 Report - A mixed bag of results
Week 6 Report - A mixed bag of results
Tuesday 15th October 2013

All five sides were in league action at the weekend, with the firsts and thirds both facing off against Old Xavs at Buckley Hill .

Phil Steele The firsts were back in action this week in only their third league match of the season. Old Xaverians were the opposition at Buckley Hill. They had won division five last season and had started well enough this season with 7 points from 4 games. Coeur started brightly and took the lead through player manager Phil Steele. 10 minutes from the interval Coeur were looking comfortable but two Xavs goals in 10 minutes turned the game on its head. The second half saw Coeur making a few individual errors and Xavs punished them scoring a further 3 times without reply. A disappointing defeat, but it was just one of those days where the team didn't click. The result sees Coeur slip to 7th in the table.

Rob Philliskirk The seconds were looking to continue from last week's excellent performance against Old English. Opposition Richmond were three points behind Coeur after four games. On a decent pitch with plenty of space Coeur started brightly knocking the ball around well and creating problems for Richmond. An excellent Degsi cross was headed home by the diving Ste Alty after 15 minutes. Both sides were playing decent football but Coeur were on top. The lead was doubled in the second half as Mick Taylor was slipped in and his shot was too strong for the Richmond keeper to keep out. With 10 minutes to go Ste Allison swung a cross in from the right and Rob Philliskirk managed to flick a header over the keeper and into the net, despite the defender trying to clear it from behind the line. The result sees Coeur move up to 3rd in the table.

Chris Lawless The thirds also faced Old Xavs at Buckley Hill. After 4 straight wins Chris's men were in confident mood. Xavs had suffered a set back last week, losing 4-1, after taking 7 points from their first 3 games. Unfortunately for Coeur they were struggling for players this week and Ian Jones was drafted in from the seconds to make up the bare 11. A tight encounter with both sides playing decent football saw a Gary Bourne goal give Coeur a share of the points. The result sees Coeur miss the chance to close the gap on Old Caths at the top as they also drew this week. Coeur stay 2nd in the table

Darren Kay The Over 35s travelled to Hightown to face FC Hightown at the Hightown Club (got that?). Coeur had started the game 1 place, but 4 points behind the opposition and were looking to close the gap. In a disappointing performance Coeur were well beaten losing 4-1. Darren Kay managed to open his account for the season but it was the only real bright point in an otherwise lacklustre performance. The defeat sees the over 35s still without that winning feeling after six games so far. John's side remain in 8th after the defeat.

Mike Roach The over 40's hosted Winchester at Buckley Hill. Winchester had started the season marginally better than Coeur with 2 more points after the same number of games. . Coeur started well and found themselves 2-1 up at the break thanks to goals from Mike Roach and Ian Dee. Coeur went down to 10 men after the break after a second player had to leave the pitch injured. Winchester took advantage of this and went 3-2 up only for Ian Dee to square things up at 3-3. A decent battling effort that could have been more if Coeur had a few more players available in the squad. The over 40's remain in 9th in the table