Meridian footballers on top form

PUBLISHED: 10:35 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:35 13 March 2013

Meridian School senior football team

Meridian School senior football team


Meridian’s senior football team scored 11 goals in victories over Barnwell and John Henry Newman School.

The wins put Meridian in a strong position within the District League competition which culminates in the top two playing in the Senior Cup final.

A 4-2 triumph over Barnwell started the recent goal glut.

Two goals from John Middlemass put Meridian on their way with a third from Jacob Leighton putting them 3-0 up at half-time.

The second half saw Barnwell come back into the game as the Meridian players tired, but Anthony Lane got a deserved goal to restore Meridian’s two-goal advantage with the game finishing 4-2.

Meridian continued where they left off and against John Henry Newman produced another strong team performance winning 7-2. Goals from Leighton, Lane and Jake Benstead saw Meridian make it to half-time 3-0 ahead.

The John Henry Newman players stepped up their performance in the second half.

However, despite getting back into the game early on, they quickly found themselves even further behind following a further four goals from Middlemass, Callum Turner, Lane and Benstead.

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