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Year 7s Are Town Football Champions

Monday, 27 March 2017

  • Y7 Town Football Champs

Bolton School Year 7 boys’ football team has won the Bolton Schools’ Football Tournament, overcoming Rivington and Blackrod High School by three goals to nil in the final. 

The U12s made it to the final after a close encounter in the semi-final on Friday 24 March against St James’s School, which ended 2-2 after extra time; Bolton goals coming from Luca Latona and Joel Burgess. Bolton proved stronger in the dreaded penalty shoot-out, winning 4-2. 

Playing on their home ground, Bolton School has played host to the town finals, the U12s enjoyed a lot of possession and created many opportunities but struggled to breakdown a stubborn Rivington side. It looked like the game might be heading for extra-time before Ben Male put the hosts 1-0 up with a neat finish into the corner that the goalkeeper just couldn’t quite reach.  The second quickly followed after a skilful run from Latona was followed by a neat left footed finish. With 5 minutes to go, captain Joel Burgess put the game beyond doubt with an excellent 20 yard free kick, securing victory for the Year 7 boys. 

Mr Johnson, Head of PE in the Boys’ Division, said: “Congratulations to the lads who thoroughly deserved their win giving them an excellent finish to the season.”

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