Ripley are schools cup kings at Globe

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Ripley St Thomas celebrated a double triumph in two academic cup finals played at Morecambe’s Globe Arena.

Ripley Sixth Form first defeated Lancaster Royal Grammar School on penalties.

Spot kicks were required after the two teams played out a 1-1 draw in normal time and could not be separated after extra-time.

Ripley won an accurate shoot-out 5-4 as LRGS’s third attempt was the only penalty saved.

In the second match, Ripley Year 11s secured a 3-0 victory over Our Lady’s.

Goals from Michael Forrest, Chris Carney and Will Hunt and a man of the match performance from goalkeeper Jack Sutcliffe proved to be the difference.