SCHOOLS FOOTBALL: Bolton School and Turton are the town cup double winners
BOLTON School and Turton took two town titles apiece in four action-packed football cup finals.
Bolton won the under-14s and u15s competitions while Turton tasted victory in the u12s and u13s.
In a festival of football at Bolton School the hosts beat Thornleigh Salesian Colleague 1-0 in the final of the oldest age group.
The goal was scored by Jack Everest to add to the five he converted in an emphatic 9-1 victory over Harper Green in the semi-final and a total of nine throughout the competition.
Bolton’s u14s capped a successful season by lifting the town title with a 3-1 victory over Rivington and Blackrod in the final.
Ben Sykes, Jay Harland and Jay Bromilow got the goals for the champions – Bromilow taking his tally to 19 for the campaign – with Saul Guffogg scoring Rivington’s goal with a header from a Levi Moncado free kick.
The win made it a double for Bolton School’s u14s who won the AKS Lytham Tournament the previous week as well as reaching the last 128 out of 1,500 schools in their national competition.
Turton were the town’s class acts in the younger age group cups.
Tom Grundy scored the goal which secured a 1-0 victory over Thornleigh in the u13s final, while the u12s beat St Joseph’s 4-2 after a magnificent comeback.
The Horwich school side led 2-0 at the break through goals from Adam Senior and Luke Cregan before Turton turned the tables in the second half.
Billy Flitcroft halved the deficit 10 minutes into the second half and Luke Smith equalised 15 minutes from time.
Ryan Locke put Turton ahead with five minutes remaining before Will Jackson sealed the victory in the last minute.
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