Match Reports, National Competitions

#MatchReportMonday – Richard Coates C of E V Monkwearmouth Academy, a fantastic showing from the Monkwearmouth U12s!

Todays Featured #MatchReportMonday was emailed in by Mr Chandler and the Monkwearmouth Academy, the Monkwearmouth team came into this ESFA Boys U12 PlayStation 9-a-Side Schools’ Cup tie on the back of a pulsating game against Mortimer School, prevailing 10-9 in a dramatic penalty shootout. Up next was Richard Coates C of E….

Richard Coates C of E V Monkwearmouth Academy   

It was an away fixture for the Monkwearmouth Academy U12s, Richard Coates c of in E the red and Monkwearmouth Academy in the black both and at 2:30pm both teams were ready for kick off. 


The away side started on the front foot although they squandered a couple opportunities to put themselves ahead. Coates then fell behind as Ramsey made himself a nuisance on the edge of the box teeing up Bungoni who executed his strike into the bottom right hand corner.The duo combined again moments later with Bungoni finding McEwan who struck a delightful left-footed effort beyond the goalkeeper end the half 0-2 to the visitors (Monkwearmouth Academy).

Quickly after the restart, the impressive Bungoni lifted a ball over a defender with one foot before dispatching a fantastically stuck volley into the top corner with the other. Richard Coates struggled to deal with Monkwearmouth’s attacking display and it was soon a fourth courtesy of a team collective moment of brilliance. Following some good play down the left, McEwan played the ball into Ramsey who cleverly back-heeled the ball into the far corner. Lucas Buddle made it five as he struck a fantastic left-footed effort into the top corner from the edge of box, supported by some great work from Bungoni

Jaxon Telford also provided a moment of quality as he drove forward and unleashed an unstoppable strike with the ball smashing in off of the crossbar. McEwan wrapped up proceedings with a fine solo run by beating between four defenders before rolling the ball under the goalkeeper. 

Monkwearmouth Academy were comfortable winners over Ponteland’s Richard Coates C of E school progressed to the fourth round of the ESFA Boys Under 12 PlayStaion Schools’ 9-a-Side Cup!


By Peter Whalen

Freelance Journalist

The following game saw Monkwearmouth Academy against St Cuthbert’s High School the match was a closely contested one with both teams pushing forcing the game into an extra time period with the scores 1-1 at full time. In extra time it was St Cuthbert’s HIgh School that found a late winner resulting in St Cuthbert’s progressing and the Monkwearmouth U12s lads cup run coming to a end.

We would like to give big thanks to all the Monkwearmouth U12 players, staff and school for firstly featuring in todays #MatchReportMonday and secondly for being involved in this seasons U12 PlayStation Schools’ 9-a-Side cup! 

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