Bolton School U12s and U13s are Town Football Champions
Senior Boys Sport

Both the U12s and the U13s football teams at Bolton School have won their respective Town Cups.

The U12s overcame Turton High School 5-0 in the final, having secured an unassailable 4-0 lead at half-time. Noah Dandy scored a brace and there were goals from Matt Howarth, Benji Houghton and Ronnie Wood. The team had overcome Thornleigh in the semi-final and St Catherine’s and St James’s in earlier rounds.

Head of Academic PE in the Boys’ Division, Mr Matt Johnson, said: ‘The lads have had a very successful season and this was a great way to end. This team are the most talented group of footballers that we have had for quite some time.’

Just a few days later and the U13s’ team also won their Town Cup final, beating St James’ High School 3-0. Two goals from Meical Thomas in the first half gave the U13s a much needed advantage against a resolute St James’ side and goalkeeper Harry Roach made some impressive saves to maintain the 2-0 lead during the second half. A late third goal from Charlie Highton sealed the victory. Coach Mr Craig Hunt said: ‘Both sides should be congratulated for the spirit in which the game was played.’

Bolton School U13s overcame Essa Academy, St Joseph’s, Ladybridge and Turton en route to the final.

Four of the U13s’ side - Ben Howarth, Daniel Bleakley, Harry Roach and Brig Harkness - also recently celebrated being selected to represent the Independent Schools’ Football Association (ISFA) U13s’ North West team in the regional Easter Football Festival at Shrewsbury School.

The U12s' team with coach Mr Johnson.

Four U13 players were recently selected for the North West ISFA squad.

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