St Peter's 13-18
After going unbeaten in the first half of term, the footballers took a lot of confidence into the second half of the Easter term with plenty of matches still to play. The 1st and 2nd XI travelled to GSAL in the week after half-term: the 2nds were involved in an entertaining 3-3 draw whilst the 1st XI defended heroically to keep out a very strong Leeds team and pick up a 0-0 draw. Two wins followed as the 1sts edged a 1-0 victory over RGS Newcastle with the 2nds earning a 3-1 win. The 1st XI then played some of their best football of the season to defeat Barnard Castle 6-0 whilst the 2nd XI (having lost 3-2 just a few weeks earlier), produced a remarkable turnaround to defeat Fulneck 1st XI 5-1. On 12 March we had a record 38 Sixth Formers out representing the School against Ampleforth - the 3rd XI drew 3-3, the 2nd XI won 5-1 and the 1st XI recorded a 6-2 win, which meant the 1st XI went unbeaten over the ten game season for the first time in history, a brilliant achievement.
The 1st XI finished the season with an invite to the Hull Collegiate 8-a-side competition where 1-0 victories over Bootham and Fulneck and 3-0 victories over Ampleforth and Woodhouse Grove put us in the driving seat for group qualification. However, a 1-0 loss to Hull Collegiate meant we were relying on other teams to put us through to the final. Fortunately a Bootham victory over Hull (with the St Peter's boys cheering on Bootham) meant we made it to the final, where we defeated Scarborough College 1-0 to become Hull 8s champions 2016 - a terrific way to end a terrific season.
At the end of term, the House Football competition was played out as Clifton House staged a remarkable comeback in the final against Temple, losing 3-1 at half-time but coming back to win 4-3 to become House Football Champions 2016. The Football Awards night reflected on such an excellent season for all involved and trophies were awarded to Dan Jones (Manager's Award), Andy Hulmes (Player of the Year), Ted Patmore (Players' Player), Joel Ngana (Most Improved Player), Tom Hawksworth (1st XI Top Goalscorer) and Cameron Burdass (Goal of the Season).