Footballers Snatch Defeat From Jaws of Victory

The Sixth Form football team traveled to Caroline Chisholm School to begin their defence of the Northants Sixth Form League, but left pointless after a frustrating encounter.

Containing many of the star names from last year's league and County Cup double winning side, Moulton struggled to play their trademark pass-and-move football on a difficult playing surface. The visitors had to make changes to their line up early, with Orritt and Fitzhugh departing through sickness and injury respectively before twenty minutes were on the clock.

Moulton fell behind shortly afterwards, after a rash challenge in the box left the CCS winger prostrate on the ground, handing the home side the opportunity to open the scoring from the penalty spot.  Despite creating few chances during the half, CCS converted the penalty to give them the lead going into the interval.

Moulton emerged from the break determined to atone for an underwhelming first half and began to play the more attractive and incisive football, creating a series of good goal scoring opportunities. The equalising goal began to look inevitable, and was duly delivered by last season's top scorer Connor Gibbins, who swept home after the CCS rear guard failed to clear from a corner.

Gibbins quickly followed up his season opener with a second, latching onto a midfield through ball from the revitalised Fitzhugh to round the opposition keeper and slot into an empty net.

However, CCS responded with two quick goals of their own, as an overrun Moulton back line failed to cope with the home side's willingness to throw players forward. Trailing 3-2, Moulton continued to craft out good goal scoring opportunities, but were ultimately left frustrated as their league campaign got off to a losing start.

Man of the Match: Jacob Tuck