Deeping’s dazzlers retain the county cup

The successful Deeping School Year 8 team are pictured with coach Mr Hipwell. from the left they are, back, Harvey Henderson, Freddie Fraser, Alfie Fox, Max Rigby, Beck McCarthy, Finley Nottingham, front, Finlay Henderson, Harrison Pearce, Harry Barsby, Jamie Allen, Adam Blackbird, Larson Cook, Archie Rickards and Oliver Tooth.
The successful Deeping School Year 8 team are pictured with coach Mr Hipwell. from the left they are, back, Harvey Henderson, Freddie Fraser, Alfie Fox, Max Rigby, Beck McCarthy, Finley Nottingham, front, Finlay Henderson, Harrison Pearce, Harry Barsby, Jamie Allen, Adam Blackbird, Larson Cook, Archie Rickards and Oliver Tooth.
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The Deepings School Year 8 boys’ football team completed back-to-back Lincolnshire County Cup successes with a 2-0 victory in the Under 13 final.

Deepings successfully defended the title they won as Under 12 level by beating Horncastle’s Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Lincoln.

Left-back Oliver Tooth set the team on the way to victory when he showed great composure in rounding the keeper and slotting home in the third minute.

Beck McCarthy drove a shot just past the far post and Harry Barsby fired just over, but Alfie Fox’s shot slipped through the keeper’s hands to make it 2-0 after 15 minutes.

Queen Elizabeth rattled the bar with a free-kick and forced Deepings keeper Max Rigby into a smart block in the second half, but otherwise Deepings rarely looked like letting their advantage slip.

It rounded off another excellent cup run for the boys, who had defeated North Kesteven 6-2, Spalding Grammar 4-2 on penalties, Louth’s King Edward VI Grammar 4-1 and Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School 2-0 to reach the final.

Deepings also reached the last 64 out of more than 600 entrants in the nationwide Playstation Schools Cup.

Their defeat in that competition remains their only one in two seasons of secondary school football to date.

LEICESTER CITY

Peterborough Junior Foxes are holding an Easter half-term holiday course on April 20 (for 7-10 year-olds) and April 21 (for 11-13 year-olds) at Queens Park, Yaxley.

All the courses are run by UEFA qualified football coaches and children who impress on the day maybe invited to sessions with the Junior Foxes and trial sessions with Leicester City FC.

To book a place email info@peterboroughjuniorfoxes.co.uk or call 07919206347 .

NORWICH CITY

Norwich City are also holding an Easter Half-Term Soccer School in Peterborough. There’s is on April 18 and 19 at Peterborough Northern Star.

For more details contact Dominic Knighton on 07599 347897 or dominic.knighton@canaries.co.uk