PHS crowned North West champs

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POYN­TON High School (PHS) rep­re­sented Cheshire in the Un­der 12s 5-a-side foot­ball North West Fi­nals, held at Traf­ford Soc­cer Dome.

Teams from Light­cliffe Acad­emy (Calderdale), Oul­der Hill Com­mu­nity (Rochdale), Clitheroe Royal Gram­mar (Hyn­d­burn & Rib­ble Val­ley), Gol­burn High School (Wigan) and Par­ren­thorn High School (Bury) took part in this com­pe­ti­tion.

The tour­na­ment was held as a league ba­sis, with each team play­ing each other once and the team with the most points be­ing crowned North West Cham­pi­ons

Poyn­ton played Gol­bourne in their first game and got off to a great start with a con­vinc­ing win 5-2.

The sec­ond game was against Light­cliffe Acad­emy, where PHS fol­lowed up with an­other win, 4-1.

The third game was against Par­ren­thorn, who had also won both of their first two games.

The game was highly chal­leng­ing, with PHS com­ing out on top winning 2-0.

Next, PHS beat Oul­der Hill Com­mu­nity School with a straight­for­ward win, mean­ing a draw or a win would see PHS crowned North West Cham­pi­ons.

Poyn­ton went 2-0 up in their clash against Clitheroe Royal, but the op­po­si­tion came back to make it 2-2, which led to a ner­vous fi­nal min­utes.

Thank­fully, PHS held out to fin­ish 2-2, mean­ing they were cham­pi­ons of the North West.

Poyn­ton High School will now go on to rep­re­sent the North West in the Na­tional Fi­nals this month.

It was a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment by all the boys in­volved.

Poyn­ton High School un­der 12s rep­re­sented Cheshire in the 5-a-side foot­ball North West Fi­nals

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