Footballers are IAPS five-a-side champions

U11 IAPS five-a-side football cup winners

Our U11 footballers are IAPS north-west five-a-side champions after a stunning comeback in the final of the tournament at Manchester City’s Platt Lane complex.

Despite trailing 2-0 at half-time, captain Chester Bowden’s second-half hat-trick turned the game on its head and helped secure the trophy for teammates Reece Linney, Tommie Blashill, Tom McDonald and Ben Higgins.

The boys reached the final after finishing top of their table in the competition’s first stage – competed by three pools of four teams, with each table-topper and one best-placed runner-up progressing – before an exciting 3-1 extra-time win against Rydal Penrhos in the semis.

A Stockport Grammar B team also played in the tournament and were extremely unlucky not to reach the semi-finals, with only the “goals scored” column preventing them from finishing first in their group.

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