AN AMAZING 34 goals were scored in the first four local matches by the new Year 7 boys football team at Haslingden High School.
The team has beaten all their Rossendale rivals in some style trouncing Alder Grange 8-0, All Saints 14-4, BRGS 10-1 and the B team beat Fearns 2-0. They are one of the last eight teams still in the Lancashire Cup after some convincing wins. The last match saw them defeat the current title holders Bishop Rawsthorne 3-1. The 7-a-side team will now play Morecambe on January 30.
The boys have also reached the final stages in the English Schools Football Association Playstation Under 12s 9-a-side Schools Cup, winning their last match against Burnley’s Blessed Trinity 4-1 on penalties. In total 663 teams entered the competition.
PE teacher and football manager Nick Mooney is in an enviable position being able to pick his team from 50 regulars from Year 7 who turn up to training.
Top marks to: Joe Rodwell, Ricco Gavan. Josh Barnes, Todd Wood, Tom Walters, Jack Butler, Josh Wainwright, Ben Scholefield, Delon Bonus, Ross Grieves, Niall Teoli, Jake Nolan, Callum Haworth, Jawed Saghir, Earl Kirby, Ethan James, Ben Gammack, Liam Latham, George Mills, Harrison Chambers, Jacob Holland Wilkinson, Ben Hopwood, Alfie Edmondson, Patrick Wilde, Salman Zaman, Ben Lyth, Sam Hill and Harrison Chambers.