Young sports stars are league winners
YOUNG football players from Tytherington Football Club showed off their silky skills and took glory in a mini tournament.
The club’s under sevens team competed against 11 others in the Fred Longworth Tournament which was held in Tyldesley.
The tournament had three leagues, with the top two in each going forward to play in a version of the Champions League.
And after success in their first few matches Tytherington managed to make it.
They then won their first two games in the Champions League and draw another to take the title.
Nigel Keogh, the squad’s manager, said: “We couldn’t afford to lose the last game against last year’s winners, which meant winner took all in the remaining game.
“But after we drew our next game, the squad managed to win the Champions League – a great achievement.
“The trophy was presented to captain Jake Lewis, which rounded off a great day for all the players and families.
“Myself and my fellow manager, Wayne Lewis, both agreed the competitions were played in a great spirit with a good standard of football.
“For Tytherington to enter in their first year and win is a great achievement and only conceding one goal throughout the tournament can only reflect on a great team performance.
“Now we’re hoping to defend our title next year.”
Tytherington Football Club was established in 1987.
To find out more about the club, or if you would like to get involved in some way, then see its website at www. tytheringtonjuniors.co.uk.
●● The team celebrate winning the league