Andrew’s retain Whiteside Trophy with final twist

St Andrew’s senior A boys retained the Whiteside Trophy last week as the competition underwent a major twist at the very last.

Bandon travelled to play Wesley with the latter requiring a draw or a win to secure the trophy but a 3-2 win for the Cork side handed the title to the Booterstown school.

It left Andrew’s, Wesley and Bandon all finished tied on 12 points from their six games. St Andrew’s College secured the title due to their head to head aggregate scores over their two matches, 5-4 v Wesley and 3-2 v Bandon in what was the most tightly contested competition to date.

St Andrew's senior A side that won the Whiteside Trophy

St Andrew’s senior A side that won the Whiteside Trophy

The Whiteside Trophy is contested between the Leinster Senior Cup finalists and the two top school sides in Munster. Ashton this year were the other side involved playing a round robin format with all sides playing each other home and away.

Andrew’s were in the box seat in January with four wins from four before they fell to a 2-0 loss against Bandon in their second meeting. A 3-2 loss to Wesley followed to open the door for their rivals before last week’s final twist.

Wesley did win the Leinster Senior A league a fortnight ago while both they are St Andrew’s are already in the Senior Cup semi-final.

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