Monks’ Dyke win to set up county cup semi-final derby with KEVIGS

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Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College’s year eight football team put their recent English Schools Cup heartbreak behind them with a 4-1 home victory over Lincoln’s Priory School in the County Cup quarter finals.

Despite being beaten in the last 32 of the national competition last month, Monks’ Dyke bounced back to winning ways with two goals either side of the break.

The team comprising of the same students from both Louth and Mablethorpe campuses found themselves evenly matched against a strong Priory side, but defended brilliantly to stem the early pressure.

In an end to end game Monks’ Dyke netted twice in the first half, including a wondergoal of an opener.

Still the Lincoln side battled forward but during the second half Monks’ Dyke struck twice more on the break to win the game 4-1.

Mr Steve Wright, team coach, said: “It was a fantastic performance and great to see the boys bounce back after their defeat in the national competition.”

Monks’ Dyke will take on Louth rivals King Edward VI Grammar School at the London Road sports ground, with a 3pm kick off.