Match Reports, National Competitions, Tie of the Round

PlayStation Tie of the Round ft Aaron Cresswell

Drapers’ Academy pupils left CressWELL impressed at the latest PlayStation TOTR event…

The sixth Playstation Tie of the Round (TOTR) event started with the students of Drapers’ Academy being treated with a PlayStation gaming session. Students had the privilege of choosing from a variety of games that were set up on the consoles. There was a loud buzz of excitement as students gathered around, determined to win against their opponents in each game. Not a single pupil was left without a smile on their face.

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As Aaron Cresswell walked into the school hall, Drapers’ students were astonished that they were in the presence of the West ham player and that their school was chosen to be visited by him.

A few pupils were given the chance of asking a Premier League footballer some questions during the Q&A session…

‘What are your memories of school football?’

‘What does it take to become a footballer?’

‘Who’s the joker in the West ham Changing room?’

Watch the full interview below:

Meet & Greet

The team captains of Drapers’ Academy and Redden Court school were given the honour of introducing each player in their team to Aaron Cresswell. The West ham player greeted each player and gave them a handshake which was evidently a big moment for each individual.



A man of many talents…

After the meet and greet Aaron Cresswell was excited to see a piano in the hallway and immediately took to it. He played John Legends’s ‘All of me’.

Ready, set, FIFA

The FIFA match was turbulent, to say the least. It was by far one of the most entertaining of the season so far.

Cresswell chose Barcelona to play as and the student chose Juventus. Every second of the match was extremely gripping every couple of minutes there were goals about to be attempted.

In the last few minutes of the match saw a lot of twists! Cresswell was falling behind with a score of 0-2. However, when it was close to the end of the game Cresswell scored 2 goals to even the result.

Though the crowd was expecting the match to finish on a draw, there was a surprising turn of events in the last few moments. Just before the match ended the student managed unexpectedly to score one last goal. The reaction from the crowd was one of disbelief as his classmates cheered in pride over his victory. The end score was 2-3. Cresswell took the defeat well and congratulated the student and even praised his FIFA skills.

Six Tie of the Rounds down and plenty more to go. There are still several Premier League footballers set to make appearances across schools all over the country in 2019. To stay up to date make sure you follow our social media and turn on post notifications for our Instagram coverage from upcoming events.

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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