King’s on course for top quadruple
THE King’s School’s under-11 football team travel down to the FA’s Centre of Excellence at St George’s Park in Burton early May in search of a unique quadruple of top trophies.
The primary school predators have just won the Independent School’s Association’s North-West football championships with a display forged on defensive strength and attacking flair at Bolton School’s Football Festival.
This adds to King’s burgeoning trophy cabinet having already won this season a Macclesfield and District Primary School’s tournament and the Manchester City invitational tournament held at the Ethiad complex earlier in the year.
Once again the team’s efforts were finished off by their fox in the box Leo Chinea who scored two opportunist strikes in the 3-0 semi-final win against Stockport Grammar followed by a long range drive clinically steered round ‘keeper and defence for the only goal of the final against King’s Chester. In all the team scored 14 goals and only conceded one, winning five of their seven games and drawing the other two.
The side have a strong platform in rock solid keeper Archie Little and no nonsense defenders Tyler Keefe, Noah Reaney and captain Jake Leech who also know how to play expansively from the back, quickly turning defence into attack.
In the middle there is cultured playmaker Harrison Milner with the incisive, fast wingmen Daniel Williams and Luke Williams cutting in from the flanks, while up front Leo Chinea has an eagle eye for goals
King’s Junior Division Football Coach Mike Walton said: “We have some league fixtures against local schools to come before the break which always prove to be tough encounters to sharpen our skills and after Easter we will step up our training ready to take on schools from every corner of the country.”
●● King’s School under 11s, pictured from left to right are: Harrison Milner, Luke Wilson, Jake Leech, Tyler Keefe, Archie Little, Daniel Williams, Noah Reaney and Leo Chinea with coach Mike Walton.