Senior football team vs Liverpool College - Won 3-2
The senior football squad gave Mr Hayden the perfect birthday present by putting in an excellent team performance in a 3-2 win against Liverpool College.
Two goals from Ilya and one from Ben gave the team a 3-0 lead. Excellent defending from Harry and others allowed us to hold out against a spirited home team comeback.
Man of the Match - Sky
AKS U15's vs The Manchester Grammar School - Lost 0-4
AKS started really brightly, competing well against a strong MGS side. AKS looked to soak up the MGS pressure and were finding lots of room in behind their defence as they tried to counter on the break. Tristan, whose has led the attacking line so well on his own all season, came close on a number occasions and AKS arguably had the better of the chances for the majority of the 1st half. A soft penalty just before half time made the score 1-0 going into the second half. A lack match fitness, due to the season being so affected by the weather began to show in the second half which led to a further penalty and two fairly soft goals, flattered the opposition. Some of the football that AKS played throughout the first half was excellent and the lads should be proud of their performance. Standout performances from Fraser who should some deft touches and driving runs, Harry who defended heroically throughout and from Matthew who covered every blade of grass on the pitch.
Man of the Match - Matthew
AKS U14s - Liverpool College - Won 6-2
The AKS boys were arrived at school very excited for their last match, of what has been a very successful and noteworthy season. Fifteen boys have been part of the successful squad during this term, everyone has had a good season with some individuals improving massively on their skills.
Both teams started the game very well, with Liverpool college managing to get a early shot on target within the first minute, this set the tone for the first half, with Liverpool clearing having a very strong and organised attack and defence. This created issues for the AKS boys, it was clearly going to be a tough day of football. As always the AKS back four held up fantastically well, as they have done all season, with Liverpool only managing to get two goals past them. Our mid-field fought brilliantly on what was a big pitch and utilised the space well, but found it difficult to pierce the strong defence in the first half. AKS came out strong in the second half and started to pressure the goalkeeper from further out, which on a few occasions prevailed. Some fantastic goals also came from a some peices with some brilliant headers being scored.
Overall, a brilliant match from both teams, every credit to all the AKS boys that have worked so hard on Saturday fixtures.
Man of the Match: Mitchell
AKS U13's vs Liverpool College - Won 6-2
Great performance from the U13 to end the season with a 6-1. AKS dominated throughout, playing a more offensive formation. The whole squad performed admirably with particular mention to the wing back who did a great job in attack and defended. Ed and Dev starting and rotating throughout the game with Ben and Jeremy. Our strikers got 5 of the goals with a brace of penalties from Alex, two from Reece including a pen and a fantastic debut of the bench from Dan capped with a deserved goal. Max powered in a header for our other goal. Special mentions for Harvey with 3 assists, George F with some good saves and distribution and Noah for a neat performance at the back. The usual great work from George G and Tom dominating midfield. but the other fourteen members of the match day squad ran him close. We look forward to pre-season training in November.
Man of the Match - Harvey
AKS U12's vs Liverpool College - Loss 8-0
This was another tough day at the office for the U12's who have represented themselves impeccably through out the season. If one team could demonstrate what school sport is all about, it is this group of young men. Resilience, hard work and a will to improve has been a constant throughout the term and this will only serve to make them a much stronger unit as they progress through the age groups. All of the boys involved in the game on Saturday did both themselves and the school proud.
Man of the Match - Sam and James