Unity College Year 8 football team have made it through to the last 16 schools in the country for the English Schools FA cup.
Unity progressed against last year's beaten semi-finalsts St Wilfreds 3-2 to make it through,but didn't have it their own way in the game, trailing twice to a very strong outfit from Macclesfield.
Unity started the game well and went close with an Andrew Stott shot, which was parried, but Harry Flynn couldn't get on the end of the rebound. In St Wilfreds first attack of the game they showed why the did so well last season scoring a well work move. Unity didn't panic but continued to play football and put St Wilfred's under pressure, and the pressure eventually told when Unity equalised from a corner in which Andrew Stott bundled the ball over the line from close range.
Straight from the kick-off St Wilfreds played their way up the pitch regaining the lead seconds after Unity had equalised. Again, Unity kept their cool and pushed forward in search of an equaliser, this came through Bobby Carter following up on a well struck shot from Mark Howarth. Unity didn't make the same mistake again and kept St Wilfreds at bay but only thanks to some excellent goal keeping from Jack Little.
Unity were very unlucky not to go into half time in the lead with Andrew Stott hitting the bar, Ross Sykes free kick going close and an excellent save to deny Luke Jordan a goal.
The second half was much more of a quiet affair with both teams keeping things pretty tight. This was until St Wilfred's striker found himself in front of goal with only Jack Little to beat. Some how Jack managed managed to drive full length of the goal and parry the shot with his forearm and get up in time to collect the ball before the striker could react.
Within minutes of this miss, Bobby Carter managed to turn on a sixpence in a crowded goal and fire beyond the very impressive St Wilfreds goalkeeper.
With 13 minutes to go St Wilfreds could only muster one chance, from which the impressive Jack Little made another good save.
Congratulations to the squad who will now play a school from Salford in the next round, who have just knocked last years winners out!