For the second year running St Oswald’s CE Primary School in Mollington represented Cheshire in the North of England small schools football tournament held in Newcastle on Saturday, March 21. This year however they went one place better than last year’s second place by finishing as champions.
Having qualified as champions of Cheshire, the team lined up against five other schools, all winners of their respective county tournaments. After a nervous start in the first game, where a draw was rescued by an equaliser from Marcus Bertram, they won their remaining four games with the rest of the goals coming from Ollie Hitchcox and Ewan McQuir. St Oswald’s topped the table with 13 points out of a possible 15 and finishing six points ahead of the next school.
Headteacher Dave Wallace said: “This is a remarkable achievement for our school and one that makes us immensely proud. In particular we were proud of the way the boys conducted themselves on the field and genuinely played as a team, on the day each and every player played to their full potential and put in 110%.
“A special mention must also go to our deputy headteacher Chris Timms who has done an outstanding job training and developing these boys as a team and also to our amazing band of parents and extended family who travelled all the way to support us on the day.
“We got to the semi-finals of the national tournament last year and who knows, maybe we can go all the way this year.”
St Oswald’s now go onto the national event which is to be held in June.