Roaring cheer from Penwortham and Leyland lads for our 11 Lionesses in the World Cup

Lancashire lads Graham Haydock and Danny Clarkson singing their support for the Lionesses playing in the World Cup. Pic: Route Nine Studios
Lancashire lads Graham Haydock and Danny Clarkson singing their support for the Lionesses playing in the World Cup. Pic: Route Nine Studios
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Football fans are singing for England - literally - with a track to cheer on the Lionesses in the World Cup.

It is Danny Clarkson and Graham Haydock’s second bid for an England World Cup anthem.

Lancashire lads Graham Haydock and Danny Clarkson singing their support for the Lionesses playing in the World Cup. Pic: Route Nine Studios

Lancashire lads Graham Haydock and Danny Clarkson singing their support for the Lionesses playing in the World Cup. Pic: Route Nine Studios

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The 2nHalf Lions duo made the video ahead of the game between England and Scotland on Sunday, keen help boost patronage for women’s football.

Danny, a primary school sports coach from Penwortham, said: “I’m a passionate England fan and there’s millions of passionate England fans but there’s only a small number for the women’s team.

“If you are a patriotic fan then it matters who is winning the World Cup. The passion is growing but it will take time so that’s why we have are just helping it as much as we can.

Young football supporters cheer for England. Pic credit: Route Nine Studios

Young football supporters cheer for England. Pic credit: Route Nine Studios

“We are off to a good start with England winning 2:1 against Scotland on Sunday. It was a brilliant match. Scotland made it harder than what people thought.

“We are about the third or fourth favourite to win the World Cup but there are a few teams above us.

“Women’s football is getting bigger. England women’s team just won the SheBelieves Cup. It’s never had such a big push but it takes time to create that passion.”

Danny and Graham, who is from Leyland, wrote 11 Lionesses together.

Subbuteo figures. Pic: Route Nine Studios

Subbuteo figures. Pic: Route Nine Studios

“It’s bit of a remix,” said Danny. “The chorus is similar to the chorus of the last song. “We have two new raps though and a brilliant new melody.”

The video, filmed by Route Nine Studios, features Danny and Graham playing Subbuteo, a popular retro table top game of simulated football.

It also shows younger girls putting their best boot forward in a football game and dancing along to the tune. Lyrics include: “It’s good to dream for a team, sing for England”.

Danny said: “We made the video in a similar way to last time. We played the song to all the kids and families to the parties that we go to they all loved it they sang it back to us.

“It was a moment at a tournament that I was involved in that I thought we should do one for the women’s team.”