Lancaster Road 1 - 0 Bolton-le-Sands : Globe Arena, 10 January 2015
An under 11s team from Lancaster Road School are celebrating victory in the local final of the Football League Kinder+Sport Kids Cup. The match was played on the main pitch at Globe Arena during half-time of the Shrimps’ recent clash with Tranmere Rovers.
The closely contested game against Bolton-le-Sands School was decided by a single goal. Alex Macmillan struck for Lancaster Road from the penalty spot, to clinch victory for the Morecambe side.
The Football League competition gives schools the chance to progress all the way to Wembley, where the Grand Final takes place in May. Lancaster Road will now represent Morecambe FC in the Regional Finals, which take place at Globe Arena in March.
Janet Preston, Community Manager at Morecambe FC said, “The local final is a fantastic experience for the children, to play on the Globe Arena pitch in front of a big crowd. Both teams played really well in difficult conditions and the fans enjoyed the contest; offering great support and encouragement. We wish Lancaster Road all the best in the Regional Finals, which we are delighted to be hosting this year.”
Lancaster Road: Sam Bennett, Hayden Ellis, Luke Barmby, Alex Macmillan, Mani Davidson, Liam Birch, Kyle Calvert, Oliver Jordan
Bolton-le-Sands: W.Beedon, S.Chilton, C.Wright, O.Cooper, T.Macneil, H.Vipond-Western, T.Shaw, J.Coopland.
See the final below: