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Teams Play Three Football Finals in a Week

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Three Boys’ Division football teams played cup finals in one week. The First XI played in the Greater Manchester Cup Final against Manchester Grammar School, while the Under 14s and Under 12s teams played in Town Cup Finals.

The Under 12s capped a great season with a fantastic performance in their Town Cup Final versus Rivington and Blackrod High School. Archie Forshaw opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Ollie Evans was brought down in the box. Forshaw then doubled the Bolton School lead before half time. In the second half Thomas Lennon headed a third goal, and it was Thomas Wilson who sealed the win. The final score was 4-0 to Bolton School.

The Under 14s Town Cup Final was played against Canon Slade, with goals scored by Noah Halford, Nathanial Campers, Alex Old and Sam Allen to take them to a 4-1 victory. This match was the team’s fifteenth cup game of the season and impressively their fourteenth victory. In the ESFA Cup, the Under 14s reached the Quarter Finals, making them not only the last North West team in the competition but also among the top eight teams out of 626 who entered. They lost just one match at the Quarter Finals, and were knocked out of the competition by finalists Thomas Telford School.

Both Under 14s and Under 12s are now looking forward to playing in Greater Manchester Cup Finals after the Easter holidays.

The third final of the week saw the First XI play at the Vestacare Stadium in Oldham, facing rivals Manchester Grammar. Bolton School was one up in the first five minutes, but the score was all even at 2-2 by half time. The second half was closely fought, but despite a thrilling match the First XI could not continue the School’s winning streak and narrowly lost the Greater Manchester Cup with 3 goals to Manchester Grammar’s 4.

The Under 15s football team also brought their season to a close in fine style during the same week by winning the Cup at the Manchester Grammar School Dylan Samuels Memorial 8s competition.

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