Ju­nior club cel­e­brate an­other suc­cess­ful sea­son

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

A POYN­TON foot­ball team are cel­e­brat­ing a suc­cess­ful sea­son de­spite nar­rowly miss­ing out on the ti­tle.

Poyn­ton Ju­nior Foot­ball Club un­der 12s, pic­tured, came in as run­ners-up in Di­vi­sion 1 of the Stock­port Metro League by only one point.

And having won the league last sea­son, the team were happy to again come within a hair’s breadth of re­tain­ing their ti­tle.

The squad of young foot­ball stars never dropped out of the top two of the league for the en­tire sea­son and were top of the league at Christ­mas.

Punk Takiar, the team’s head coach, said: “It was neck and neck right through the sea­son with Poyn­ton even­tu­ally los­ing out by just one point to ri­vals Droylsden.”

De­spite miss­ing out Punk said it was an­other great sea­son for his troop, who through­out the sea­son played 18 games al­to­gether, win­ning 15 and los­ing only three.

Poyn­ton were also the league’s lead­ing scor­ers for the sec­ond year run­ning, scor­ing a to­tal of 58 goals, and also did well in their sum­mer tour­na­ments, get­ting to two semi-fi­nals and one quar­ter-fi­nal.

Punk added: “This was a much tougher sea­son, with some very tough com­pe­ti­tion. It was great tak­ing the cham­pi­onship right into the last week, and dis­ap­point­ing to lose by such a nar­row mar­gin.

“How­ever, the boys can be ex­tremely proud to be win­ners and run­ners-up in their first two sea­sons at 11-a-side.With a cou­ple of new re­cruits, we should be even stronger next sea­son.”

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