It's been a successful year for Wilmslow's senior sports teams, with the First XV rugby and senior girls hockey team already crowned Cheshire Champions and the First XI football team looking to make it a hat trick of trophies in their Cheshire Cup final after the Easter break.
The First XV rugby team won their Cheshire title back in December, while the girls' hockey team won their county tournament just last week. Playing with a depleted team due to injury and unavailability, it was a true test of hard work and resilience.
In their opening fixture, the girls beat Kings Chester 1-0 and then followed that up with a comprehensive 3 – 0 victory over The Grange. In their final game of the day, a fine team performance saw them run out 2 – 1 winners over The King's School Macclesfield 2-1 and take the county title.
Following in the footsteps of the rugby and hockey teams, the First XI football team cruised into their Cheshire Cup final with a comprehensive 7-0 win over Birchwood last week. Due to a backlog of fixtures, the final will now be played after the Easter break.
The team have enjoyed an incredibly successful season so far, winning 22, drawing 2 and losing only 1 match. The team have played attractive football throughout the year, scoring 97 goals in all competitions and are currently unbeaten in the ESFA North West league. Despite their one loss of the season coming in the ESFA cup, the team are still fighting for a triple – the Cheshire Cup, Macclesfield and District Cup and the ESFA North West League title. Still all to play for – hopefully their hard work will be rewarded with some silverware in the coming weeks.
Photos: First XI football team, First XV rugby team and senior girls hockey team.
Guest post by Huw Williams.