Stayhill juniors set sights on Wembley

STALYHILL Juniors moved a step closer to competing at Wembley after winning the Stalybridge heat of the National League Trust Boys’ U11s Cup.

They defeated Buckton Vale Primary 3-0 in the final that took place at Stalybridge Celtic’s Buildbase Trophy, third qualifying round tie against Workington Town.

The competition is run by The National League Trust for each club currently receiving funding from them for community activities.

The aim is for each club to hold a local tournament to find a winning school to represent their club in the next stage of the cup.

After winning a place in the final a number of weeks ago, Stalyhill and Buckton Vale attended Stalybridge Celtic to watch the first team against Workington with a quick 15-minute coaching session on the pitch at half time before taking to the field for the final at the end of the game.

Stalyhill will represent the club in full Stalybridge Celtic kit in the regional finals of the competition, which will be held late February/early March.

Mike Smith, Stalybridge Celtic Foundation’s community development officer, said: “Our thanks to staff, parents and players from both schools for making the final an enjoyable experience.

“Our thanks also go to Andrew Trudgeon for referee duties on the day. Congratulations to Stalyhill Juniors who will represent the club in the next round of the competition and will be looking to take another step towards the National Finals Day at Wembley.”

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