Valentine Sports Park was abuzz of St Andrew’s Cup fever as 14 schools took part in the prestigious tournament with St Ignatius College Riverview running out eventual winners with a 3-1 victory against Marist North Shore Catholic College in a thrilling finale on Wednesday.
Led by coach Jimmy Magill, the Riverview boys defeated Oakhill (5-1), St Pius X (6-0) and St Aloysius (2-1) in the group stages before downing Barker College in the Semis to reach the big dance.
Prior to the big final, 2019 St Andrew’s Cup winners Waverley defeated Moriah 2-0 to take out the Plate.
It was a who’s who of private schools as the likes of Barker College, St Aloysius College, Cranbrook School, Newington College, St Joseph’s, Oakhill, Sydney Boys High, St Pius X College and St Spyridon College also took part in what was a fantastic two days of school’s football action for students in Years 11 and 12.
It was a monumental tournament with the famous schools Cup running for well over 20 years.
A unique competition, schools from across the various sporting associations including GPS, CAS, ISA and MCC were all involved.
The final standings were as follows:
1 St Ignatius College Riverview
2 Marist North Shore Catholic College
3 Barker College
4 St Aloysius College
5 Waverley College
6 Moriah College
7 Newington College
8 Cranbrook School
9 St Joseph’s
10 St Andrew’s
12 Sydney Boys High
13 St Pius X College
14 St Spyridon College