Double Success for U12 Footballers
Friday, 20 March 2015
The U12 football team have achieved double success, becoming both the 2015 Bolton Town Cup Champions and the 2015 MGS 9s Plate Champions. This is a significant achievement for a team that has come a long way this season.
The U12 MGS 9s was held at Manchester Grammar School on Wednesday the 18th of March. After a difficult group stage, Bolton had a convincing win in the semi-final against Stockport Grammar School. They went on to the final against a very strong Kings’ School Chester side.
Luca Williams-Denton put Bolton 1-0 ahead and with seconds to go – but then a penalty went the way of the opposition, who converted the rebound after a save to finish the game at 1-1 and send it to a penalty shootout. Jenson Myerscough was unstoppable during the shootout, saving four out of four penalties! This meant that our penalty takers were composed to give us the win and award us with the plate for the 2015 tournament.
After a long season, the Town Cup final arrived. It began like the season as a whole: slow and difficult. However, just like the team’s development over the course of the year, the boys came good in the end and put in an excellent performance!
After going 1-0 down within ten minutes of the kick off, nobody allowed their heads to go down and Bolton proudly pushed on and played some excellent football in the process. A superb volley from Jaimeson Goloba pulled the scores back to 1-1, until some fine work from Harry Diggle on the wing set up Luca Williams-Denton with a cross in the box to smash home for 2-1 at the half time break. There was no slowing down for the Bolton boys, who pressed high in the second half to create numerous goal scoring opportunities and put the Bolton School team 3-1 ahead after a fine finish by Harry Diggle after an excellent cross. The game was completely Bolton’s at this point and the boys saw it out to confirm the 2015 Town Cup win for Bolton School.
Mr C Windsor, who coaches the team, said, “We are extremely proud of the boys for the development and improvement this season. We have come a long way and it’s a massive credit to the boys that we have made it here – well done lads!”