Double delight and it could be a treble

The County Cup winning side from Ponteland Middle School.
The County Cup winning side from Ponteland Middle School.
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Ponteland MS U11s 4 Tweedmouth MS U11s 1 County Cup Final

AN Under 11s boys football team is on the verge of a unique hat-trick of victories.

The side from Ponteland Community Middle School won the Laidler County Cup, beating Tweedmouth 4-1 at Whytrig Middle School, despite conceding an early goal.

The game was played in very windy conditions. The Ponteland defence had their work cut out against the gusts, but in a rare first half attack, centre back Will Brown equalised.

In the second half, they had the wind at their backs and dominated the game. Will Scott made it 2-1 with a good turn and finish.

Aaron Wallace scored the third and Brown got his second and Ponteland’s fourth. Captain Oliver Robson collected the trophy and celebrated with his team-mates and parents, who had all turned out to support the team.

Coach Stephen Salter said: “This is the third time that the school has won the U11 Laidler County Cup in the past five years – having not won it at all in the previous 33 years.”

The boys have already clinched the league title, having won all of their games. This meant they qualified for the League Cup semi-finals, where they played Richard Coates Middle School.

Ponteland Middle School had a comfortable 7-0 win and will face Chantry Middle in the final next month.