12 teams competed in 2 pools of 6 at the North West U11 Regional qualifier in Bolton. This year, due to the recent poor weather, the tournament was held at the Bolton Lads & Girls Club in the city on the brand new spectacular 3G surface.
Group A was won by King’s School Chester after they finished on 11 points. Also making it through was Stockport Grammar School with 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss throughout the group stages. It was fiercely contested in Group B with both King’s Macclesfield & Lady Barn finishing up on 11 points remaining unbeaten throughout the 5 group matches.
The first Semi Final was between Lady Barn and King’s School, Chester. The score was 1 – 1 after normal time and the match was decided on penalty kicks which King’s Chester won 3 -1. The second Semi-Final was between King’s Macclesfield and Stockport Grammar. King’s Macclesfield took a deserved lead mid way through the first half and scored 2 further goals in the second half to run out convincing winners.
In a closely fought final, King’s Chester dominated territorially but could not break down a strong, well-disciplined King’s Macclesfield defence. It was King’s Macclesfield who took the lead towards the end of the game to win and could have doubled their lead when an opportunist lob just went wide of the post. Both teams were a credit to their respective schools and it was an enjoyable day all round. King's Macclesfield now qualify for the National Finals.
2013-14 Bury Grammar School
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