Unity College claim county title!

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UNITY College’s Year 7 Boys beat three rival schools to win the Lancashire Cup on Saturday.

The morning didn’t get off to the best of starts as keeper Jack Little fell ill, with centre back Carl Kenyon filling in.

Unity’s first game saw a 5-0 win over Park High School, with Luke Jordan scoring two and Bobby Carter bagging a hat-trick.

The next game was against Ormskirk, who had won there first game.

The locals played some delightful football, winning 3-0 with Carter and Jordan again on the score sheet and Andrew Stott scoring the pick of the goals.

The last game was against Corpus Christi, and as long as Unity didn’t lose by five goals, they would win the tournament.

At half-time they trailed 2-0, but in the second half the side played some good football, pulling one back through Mark Howarth.

The squad was: Jack Little (Accrington Stanley), Ross Sykes (Burnley), Carl Kenyon, Mark Howarth (Burnley), Andrew Stott, Jackson Boothman, Amrit Chahal, Connor Taylor, Bobby Carter (Accrington Stanley), Luke Jordan (Blackburn Rovers).

Unity qualified for the tournament in a group stage finishing unbeaten against Shuttleworth, Blessed Trinity, Ribblesdale and Clitheroe.

They then beat Darwen Vale 2-0, and in the semi-final beat St George’s, Blackpool 3-0.

A 24-man squad now travels to Prague on April 29th for a week, playing three Czech sides.

The students will have an insight into being a professional footballer, training on the days they aren’t playing, as well as having the chance to tour Slavia Prague.

Unity have secured some funding from Burnley FC Girls and Jewson Building Suppliers, and if any potential sponsors would like to help buy a new kit, please contact Stuart Booth at Unity College on 683010.