BOLTON School Under-13s are just two victories away from lifting the prestigious national Independent Schools' Football Association (ISFA) Cup after winning their quarter-final tie against Stockport Grammar.

As in the previous round when they staged a stunning comeback from 2-0 down to beat Manchester’s St Bede’s College 4-2, they again had to come from behind before going on to record a convincing 4-1 victory.

Stockport took the lead after 10 minutes with a 30-yard chip which caught the goalkeeper off his line.

Bolton responded superbly and levelled the score minutes later with an opportunist strike from Joe Irving.

A thunderbolt of a strike from outstanding captain Joel Burgess gave the keeper no chance and Bolton a 2-1 lead they took into half time.

And, as they did against St Bede's, they produced an outstanding second-half performance, dominating possession and playing some superb football.

They went 3-1 up with a neat right-foot volley from Zayyan Asghar and, after Stockport hit the post with a low drive, Bolton killed them off with a fourth from Carlo Fisher.

The team's coach, and head of PE at the school, Mr Matt Johnson, said: “I’m very proud and absolutely delighted with the lads’ performance and attitude in coming from behind in the last two rounds and turning things around, showing great team spirit and determination.

"They thoroughly deserve to go through to the latter stages of this competition as the last team from the north after exhibiting some fantastic football and finishing.” Bolton will travel to North London for their semi-final tie against Lochinver House School on Tuesday January 16 at 11am.