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Teenage footballers soar to third in countryMarch 19th, 2018
Two age-group football teams at a Monmouth school are ranked among the best in the country after embarking on outstanding unbeaten runs.
The Under-15 A and Under-14 A teams from Monmouth School for Boys are now listed third for their respective age sections on SchoolsSports.com, a national football performance league for independent schools in the UK.
Playing at Under-14 level last season, the Monmouth boys won 10 and drew one of their 11 fixtures, scoring 62 goals and letting in just 14.
The Under-15 A team last week thrashed Merthyr Town Academy 5-0 at Penydarren Park, while the Under-14 A side drew 1-1 with The Martyrs.
Master in Charge of Football at Monmouth School for Boys, Mr Mark Tamplin, described the two displays against Merthyr as the best he had seen in 20 years.
“Against two very strong Merthyr Town Academy sides, the Monmouth boys were brilliant and were applauded for their quality, fluency and style,” said Mr Tamplin.
“The two performances against Merthyr were probably the best I have witnessed in my 20 years of running football at Monmouth School for Boys.”
He added: “Our Under-15 A team have now gone 20 matches without losing, which is a fantastic achievement.”
The boys’ Under-15 A team have won eight and drawn one match this season, scoring 39 goals and conceding only 13. They drew 2-2 at home to RGS Worcester on Saturday. Their outstanding record includes wins against Sherborne School (away) 3-0; Wycliffe College (home) 7-1; Rougemont School (home) 4-2; Marlborough College (home) 5-1; Clifton College (home) 3-1; Bristol Grammar School (away); and 5-2 and Caerleon Comprehensive School (home) 5-4.
Monmouth School for Boys’ Under-14 A team have been equally as impressive with a record that boasts seven wins and one draw, netting 45 goals and conceding just six. Their victories have come against Wycliffe College (away) 5-1; Rougemont School (home) 5-0; Marlborough College (home) 16-1; Clifton College (home) 5-1; Bristol Grammar School (home) 7-1; Caerleon Comprehensive School (home); 2-1 and RGS Worcester (away) 4-0.
Mr Tamplin added that the school’s Under-15 B and Third teams were also protecting unbeaten records for 2018 with just a few weeks in the football calendar remaining.