Cronton Sixth Form Men’s Football Team clinched victory in an exciting final game of the season to win the English Colleges Football Association North West 3C division trophy.
The final game of the season saw Cronton play against defending champions and current league leaders Warrington Collegiate. Trailing by 2 points going into the game, only a win would result in Cronton claiming the league title.
From the kick-off, Cronton played with an air of confidence and a goal midway through the first half by winger Sam Bate only lifted the mood. Despite many more goal scoring opportunities, the team went into half time with just a 1-0 lead.
Warrington came out for the second half all guns blazing and gained a foothold in the game, however this was short lived as the Cronton boys quickly found their rhythm, and it wasn’t long before they were rewarded with a second goal via a Jack Mckeown penalty.
Warrington heads visibly dropped and it was only a matter of time before Cronton sealed the game with a third goal from a surging run and cool finish from midfielder Alex Jones. Collegiate could only summon a consolation goal with the final kick of the game.
Team coach Trevor Burton said “Huge congratulations to the lads. This is a great moment for both the team and the college, and is a great result for all the effort and application the players have put in. During training sessions the boys have been very keen to take on new ideas and tactics to help develop both their individual and team performances which has really paid off.”