NORTH-WEST U11 SEVEN-A-SIDE CHAMPIONSHIP

BOLTON SCHOOL ARE NORTH-WEST CHAMPIONS

Once again ISFA owed a tremendous amount of gratitude to the Bolton School ground staff who worked tirelessly and against heavy odds to stage this tournament. Due to awful weather overnight and throughout the early morning the tournament was in doubt at 9am but went ahead at scheduled!

A great show once again of Independent School football at Bolton School with many strong teams competing. With 2 teams from each group heading through to the semi-finals it was all to play for from the off.

Bury Grammar School topped group A with 14 points, closely followed by The Ryleys just one point behind. The top 4 teams in the group were in with a great chance of qualification for the semi-finals demonstrating the strength of the competing teams. Bolton School and Stockport Grammar finished on the same points to top group B, both teams remaining undefeated in the group stages.

The two hotly contested semi-finals both ended 2 – 0. Stockport Grammar progressed to the final at the expense of Bury Grammar and Bolton School went through with a win over The Ryleys.

The final was to be decided between the tournament hosts Bolton School and Stockport Grammar. The match was a repeat of their opening goalless group match, so an interesting encounter was eagerly anticipated. This time Bolton School, who had not conceded a single goal throughout the whole tournament, converted a well worked chance in the first half and followed up with a piece of impressive interplay sparked by the inventive Harry Forshaw to run out convincing 2 – 0 winners. Both teams will now take their deserved place in the National Finals at St. George’s Park in May.

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

2012-13 Bolton
2013-14 Bury Grammar School
2014-15 Bolton



 

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