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Thursday, 08 December 2011
Bolton School's U13s' football team, led by Mr Johnson and Mr
Windsor, has won their Independent Schools' Football Association
(ISFA) quarter-final tie 2-0 against Cheadle Hulme. A win
which puts Bolton School into the last 4 sides in the whole
The match was always going to be one of the games of the season
as two unbeaten sides came head to head. With both teams
having strong players and a brilliant record this year, someone's
run was going to come to an end. Fortunately, Bolton had the best
of both halves and targeted the Cheadle Hulme's defence by
dominating on some fantastic through balls. James Kay got both
goals in this vital cup game.
After the match, Mr Johnson said, ''It was a great performance
from all the boys, we dominated the match and deserved the win. All
the practise we have done has paid off. The team has been
fantastic throughout the year - they are unbeaten after 15 matches,
winning 14 and drawing one. We have been delighted with the
fantastic attitude shown by this talented group of players.
They thoroughly deserve their unbeaten record, playing some
breathtaking football at times."
Mr Windsor said, ''The lads were outstanding from the first
whistle. They played together and had tremendous team spirit all
through the game. When the final whistle went you could see the
excitement of progressing this far, we are very proud of the
In order to book a place in the final at Burton Albion FC's
ground, the boys will need to overcome Brentwood School in the
semi-final in an away fixture at the Essex school on 24
The School has a strong tradition in this competition.
Last year its U15s team were runners-up, with the U13s' team
winning the competition in 2010 and the U18 first team winning the
trophy in 2003.
Bolton School is one of only 9 schools in the country to be an
ISFA Focus School, where it provides outstanding football
development for its own pupils and for youngsters from across the
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