Bolton School Junior Boys

U11s are AJIS Football Cup Winners

Bolton School Junior Boys enjoyed a resounding 7-0 win over Arnold School in this year's final of the U11s' AJIS Football Cup. Played on neutral territory at Stockport Grammar School, the Bolton boys found themselves 2-0 up at half-time. Arnold had made a dramatic come back in their semi-final against Birkenhead so the game was by no means over. However, the Bolton boys kept up their intensity and went on to record a comfortable 7-0 win. Only a string of excellent saves from Arnold's goalkeeper kept the score down to seven. Coach Mr Mike Duxbury said: "It was a great evening, the game was played in the right spirit and there was a great atmosphere created by parents from both schools. The boys were excellent ambassadors for the school both on and off the pitch." 

Bolton School overcame King's Macclesfield in the semi-final, having, at one point, been 3-1 down, they came back to secure a 6-3 victory. The AJIS cup involved 34 teams from across the North-West, from as far as Rishworth in the East, Birkenhead in the West,  Fleetwood in the North and Newcastle-under-Lyme in the South.  

The Junior Boys last won the trophy in 2002 and lost out to Merchant Taylor's from Liverpool in the final two years ago.

AJIS Cup Winners 2012

Junior Boys celebrate their convincing AJIS Cup win