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Regional title triumph for footballers

March 15th, 2020

The footballers at Monmouth School for Boys are celebrating after winning the inaugural SWIS (South West Independent Schools) League.

The school’s under-15A, under-14A and under-14B teams have been outstanding in guiding the school to the overall title in its first season.

The newly-established league also involves Marlborough, Sherborne, Malvern and Clifton and incorporates all of Monmouth’s teams, from under-14C to 1st XI.

Each side had an equal weighting towards the league standings and Master in Charge of Football at Monmouth School for Boys, Mr Mark Tamplin, is delighted with the school’s success.

Final SWIS table:
1. MONMOUTH 264 pts.
2. Clifton 195.
3. Marlborough 177.
4. Malvern 166.
5. Sherborne 149.

Monmouth’s teams have also been playing fixtures outside the SWIS League.

The under-14A team are joint second for their win percentage in their section in the SchoolsSports.Com National Performance League and the under-15 A team are third in their section.

The under-14A side stormed to 9-1 home win against Hereford Cathedral School on Saturday 14th March.

The team has won eight out of its nine matches this term, scoring 47 goals and conceding just six.

The school’s under-15A team also shone, enjoying a 9-0 home success, also against Hereford Cathedral School.

The team has been full of confidence, winning nine of its 10 fixtures, scoring 41 and conceding 12.

The under-14B team recorded an unbeaten season and the 1st XI completed eight games, winning five.

“After last year’s equally impressive achievements in football, staff, parents and boys are thoroughly delighted with the continued success,” said Mr Tamplin.

“More than 200 boys from Year 9 upwards are playing football each week for school.

“Our positions nationally are remarkable given the number of schools playing football in the UK.

“Overall, we played 54 games, winning 38, drawing two and losing just 14.

“We achieved a win ratio above 70%.”

He added: “Despite the disruption caused by the recent flooding, it has been another impressive season of football at the school.”

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