Match report MPW Cambridge vs CCSS


MPW Cambridge had their first football match of the academic year last week in a closely fought draw with CCSS (Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies). The meeting between both sides took place at the university's St John’s College's playing fields.

Upon arrival, the CCSS college team began what appeared to be well practiced drills, and given past performances from MPW Cambridge it looked to be a difficult game. This was further compounded by the fact that the first goal scored by CCSS came within the first 2 minutes of the game, 0-1. The game had a healthy amount of competition but CCSS had the upper hand for the first third of the Game, this was evident as they doubled their lead over MPW to make it 0-2. At this point, there was a danger of heads dropping, but MPW carried on playing some good football and were rewarded with a goal for their efforts, courtesy of Oliver Iten, to bring the score to 1-2 just before half time.

Going into the second half things only got better for MPW as Daragh Farnan provided an equalising goal to even it up to 2-2. As legs began to tire however, concentration slipped and CCSS scored what seemed, at the time, to be a winning goal to make it 3-2. Yet, the game wasn’t over, and in a last gasp effort, Oliver Iten played a searching ball over the top to Daragh Farnan who latched onto it at pace, and despite being taken down in the penalty area, was able to maintain his composure and score his second goal of the game.

Shortly after the final whistle blew to bring what had been a thoroughly enjoyable match to an end, which finished with a full-time result of 3-3, with a stand out performance from Daragh Farnan to win the man of the match award.

Starting Line-up:

Joseph Willmott 
Robert Steele
Nick Walker
Sam Thorpe 
Harry madden
Freddie Hall
Benedict Butcher (C)
Ben Sale
Toni Aresti
Oliver Iten
Daragh Farnan 
Fedor Kozhevnikov 

Harry Anand 
Benedict Hall 
Tom McConnell 
Garay Verdiyev 

Goal scorers: Oliver Iten, Daragh Farnan (2)

Assists: Daragh Farnan, Oliver Iten