Nun­thorpe bow out with pride

Middlesbrough Herald & Post - - SPORT -

THE Un­der-16s boys’ foot­ball team at Nun­thorpe Academy put in an ex­cel­lent per­for­mance in this year’s ESFA Pre­mier League Open Schools cup.

This event is open to all schools na­tion­ally who want to en­ter a team that has no re­stric­tions on Academy foot­ballers, show­ing the cal­i­bre of the teams en­tered.

They beat sev­eral qual­ity teams that in­cluded St Ai­dans (Har­ro­gate) 2-1, Car­di­nal Hee­nen (Leeds) 4- 2 St Mary’s Col­lege (Hull) 7-3 and Sandwell Academy 4-3 (West Brom).

Their semi-fi­nal game was against Red­dish Vale High School (Stock­port).

The re­sult sadly was not the one Nun­thorpe wanted and the team felt they had un­der­per­formed on the day, no dis­re­spect to Red­dish Vale who were a tal­ented team and per­formed bril­liantly,

Nun­thorpe’s tra­di­tion of per­form­ing well in lo­cal and na­tional com­pe­ti­tions con­tin­ues and with some kind words from a pre­vi­ous stu­dent Jor­dan Hugill (cur­rently play­ing at Pre­ston North End) be­fore the game acted as a mo­ti­va­tor to the stu­dents.

Darren Bunn (teacher in charge of U16 team) thanked all staff, par­ents and stu­dents who have helped and sup­ported the team in this mem­o­rable year.

Nun­thorpe’s Un­der-16s Squad: Joe Knott, Josh Ben­ni­son, Jack Nixon, Luke Drum­mond (Cap­tain),

Tom Kil­ner, Matthew Richard­son, Shuaib Shakoor, Rob­bie Da­ley, Oliver Jim­son, John Howard, Danny Boyle, Aaron John­ston, Lu­cas High­field, Joe McGlade, Lewis Fish and Billy Or­lopp.

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