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Welcome to our Farringdon sports page! Here you will find updates about all of the sports events taking place at Farringdon. 

Tough Night For Farringdon

Thursday 5th March saw us travel to St Marys RC Primary school to play our 6th and 7th league games of this seasons campaign against St Marys and Bernard Gilpin.

Farringdon Vs Bernard Gilpin

The first game of the night saw us lock horns with one of the strongest teams in the league. I was aware of the quality Gilpin possessed as they had Sunderland Boys and County players in their squad. The first half was pretty even and we actually played some good stuff. We held our shape and limited Bernard Gilpins chances, and on the couple of occasions they got through Niall Davison was equal to it. However, the second half was a different story. What can only be described as a monumental collapse saw us concede 3 goals in as many minutes. Gilpin went on to score a further 2 goals in the second half as well as coming up against a phenomenal goalkeeping performance from Davison, which shows how poor we were second half. Bewick and Cooperwaite played some decent stuff when they got the ball, but we were beaten comfortably by a very strong team.

Farringdon 0-5 Bernard Gilpin
MOM – Niall Davison


Farringdon Vs St Marys

The boys were instructed to forget about the first game, which in truth put us out of any title challenge and realistically ended any chance of making the finals night. We were now aiming for a top half finish and this was a game we needed to be winning. The boys started positively with Colledge, Pink and Bewick linking up well in midfield. Cooperwaite looked dangerous but we just couldn’t get him the ball enough. Clayton worked hard but as our lone striker he wasn’t involved in the right areas to effect the game. Facey, Goldsmith, Brown and Avery all played their part in defence and yet again Davison in goal produced some fantastic saves. The game was extremely tight and could have gone anyway, but just our luck that a decisive break away from St Marys saw their winger hit a cross which nestled in the far corner to give St Marys the win.

Farringdon 0-1 St Marys
MOM – Niall Davison


I was extremely disappointed with the team’s performance on the night. We lacked any togetherness and didn’t ever look like scoring only managing 2 shots in both games, none of which troubled the opposing keeper. A big regroup is needed if we want a top half finish this season, which the boys are more than capable of doing.


McAuliffe 5-aside Tournament

On Thursday 23rd January we competed in the annual McAullife 5 a-side tournament at Goals Soccer Centre. This is a tournament I look forward to every year, and despite losing in 2 finals in the past 3 year of this competition it is still my favourite. With this only being 5-aside, we took a team of 6 to enable all boys to get enough game time.


Farringdon Vs Grangetown

Our first game of the night was against Grangetown. In all honesty I didn’t know much about Grangetown as its not a team we have faced over the last few seasons. However, we got off to a blistering start scoring 2 early goals through Colledge & Pink in the first 5 minutes, but somehow when the half time whistle went after 6 minutes we found ourselves drawing 2-2. This deflated the boys and despite encouraging words at half-time the boys didn’t get going at all second half. Keeper Davison made some good saves and Captain Bewick & Cooperwaite tried to be positive, but to no avail. I don’t think I was the only one glad to hear the final whistle, which put an end to the demolition. The game ended 7-2.
Farringdon 2-7 Grangetown (Pink & Colledge)
MOM –  Niall Davison


Farringdon Vs Broadway

In stark contrast to Grangetown I am extremely familiar with Broadway, a team we seem to face on average 3 times a season, this being our second encounter of this particular season. Broadway always produce good teams are always efficient in their play. Managed by the current Sunderland School Boys Manager we knew we needed to be on top form to get a result. In truth the boys started well again but in truly bizarre fashion the referee awarded Broadway a penalty that no one on the opposing team or management appealed for, and still we have no explanation why that happened. Despite going 1-0 behind the boys battled hard. Second half started with Davison keeping us in at and Goldsmith thwarting a couple of Broadway attacks. Broadway doubled their lead before Cooperwaite drew 1 back for Farringdon. Pink and Colledge worked hard in midfield and Bewick as ever was our driving force forward. As we pushed on Broadway added a late 3rd and we ended the game with our second defeat on the night, which sent us home from the competition.
Farringdon 1-3 Broadway (Cooperwaite)
MOM – Alfie Colledge

Congratulations to Broadway who advance to the McAuliffe Finals after topping our group!