Schools BATTLING

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WITH just one month to go to earn a place in the ‘Champion of Champions’ Tournament no school has definitely qualified.

Redlands are most likely to be the first past the post after their close 2-1 victory over Sir Edmund Hillary.

After a first half in which goals by James Savage and Sam Walker had created a seemingly comfortable winning margin Hillary fought back and made them work hard for the points.

Redlands now need just one point from their two remaining matches against nearest rivals Gateford Park or Serlby Park.

Haggonfields delayed Rampton’s title aspirations when Rhys Milnthorp and Jack Hall scored the goals that imposed a season’s first defeat on Rampton whose lone reply came from Joe Glaister. Rampton, with a game in hand, must still consider themselves as title favourites.

Ryton Park bounced back from a heavy defeat against Division One favourites Carr Hill with an emphatic victory over St John’s, courtesy of goals scored by Toby Reid, Ryan Watson and Callum Richardson.

Ryton Park Girls, County Champions and league leaders, dropped their first points of the season when Lucy Payne hit both goals for Sir Edmund Hillary Girls in a 2-2 draw.

Bassetlaw Boys are back in action this week when they visit the City of Lincoln Boys.

The invited squad is: Themi Bacon (North Leverton); Tom Parker (St John’s); Lewis Scattergood (Norbridge); Jack Butt, Patrick Ford (Misterton); Taylor Rixham (St. Augustine’s); Ryan Dixon (Redlands); Nathan Blagg, Liam Bennett (Carr Hill); Zac Casburn (Gamston); Ethan Waring (Clarborough); Jordan Garfitt (St Anne’s); Drew Allwood (Rampton). Staff: Messrs Presley, Bacon, Tarr.

Transport is by mini-bus picking up at at St. Joseph’s Church, Retford at 8.35am prompt and Worksop Priory Church at 8. 50am prompt.

Kick-off at the Cherry Willingham School is at the slightly earlier time of 10.15 a.m.