Treble success for Preston youngsters

Preston Schools Under-11s are celebrating a triple success on the football pitch.

Monday, 4th July 2016, 12:04 pm
Updated Monday, 4th July 2016, 2:07 pm
Preston Schools' Under-11s football team

The youngsters won three trophies as they represented the city in some style.

After finishing joint top of the Lancashire League with Burnley, they played them in a play-off game to decide the title.

Goals from Jake Forshaw, Finley Cross-Adair, Charlie Whitworth and Isaac Mabaya gave Preston a 4-1 win over Burnley in the game played at Brinscall.

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The title success came in addition to winning the Lancashire Cup where they beat West Lancashire 3-2 in the final, and triumphing in the Lancashire 7-a-side tournament.

The team play under the management of Paul Whelan (Sherwood Primary), Stuart Booth (Fulwood and Cadley Primary) and Scott Martland (St Andrew’s Primary).

Whelan said: “Many famous players have played for the district team and we hope some of these boys can go on to make a very successful career in football.”

SQUAD: Harry Anderton (Brockholes Wood), Jack Bashall (St Anthony’s), Kian Best (Blessed Sacrament), Rio Cragg (Longsands), Finlay Cross-Adair (Barnacre Road), Dylan Chauhan (Grimsargh St Michael’s), Joshua Dickinson (Fulwood & Cadley), Jason Jackson (Cottam), Isaac Mabaya (Sherwood), Charlie Whitworth (Cottam), Kian Taylor (Brookfield), Mitch Walmsley (St Clare’s), Jake Forshaw (Broughton).