ENGLAND international David Bentley was an interested spectator at this week’s Chronicle- sponsored Chester Schools FA finals.
The Blackburn Rovers maestro is a friend of Blacon High PE teacher David Sabri and he travelled to Upton High on Wednesday to watch Blacon’s Year 11 team lose 2-1 to Upton in extra-time.
The match was one of six age group finals played between Monday and Wednesday, all of which took place at either The King’s School or Upton High.
On Monday, The King’s School’s under 18 side won one final trophy for retiring head of PE Adrian Neeves.
After 28 years and more than 900 school matches, Adrian, 59, is to retire at the end of the school year. The U18s side he has brought through gave him a great send-off with their 2-0 final win over Chester Catholic High.
Christleton were the big winners this year, however, as they claimed no fewer than three trophies on Tuesday.
The Year 7 side defeated Upton comprehensively 4-1, while the Year 8 players beat The King’s School 2-1. Christleton’s Year 9 team made it a hat-trick of wins by seeing off Upton 2-1 in extra-time.
Upton High bounced back by claiming both of the titles on offer on Wednesday. While the Year 11 team was busy beating Blacon under the gaze of Bentley, Upton’s Year 10 side defeated Tarporley High 3-1.