Young sports stars are league win­ners

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

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

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