Football to be proud of at King’s Macclesfield

Teachers say their young team shows plenty of promise

King's School Macclesfield’s Junior Department footballers earned themselves a place in the Macclesfield & District U11 Football Cup final recently after their goalkeeper, Jamie Williams from Wilmslow, produced a number of incredible saves for his team.

The King's team progressed to play a strong Rainow side in the final thanks to the athletic goalkeeper, who produced “one of the saves of the tournament” according to his proud teachers.

Jamie showed off his prowess in net during a semi-final match against Marlborough with a tense penalty shoot-out, diving low and to his left to claw out a strong shot.

King's earned their place in the final after a 6-0 win over Bollinbrook, a 5-0 win over Dean Valley and a 1-0 win over Upton Priory (courtesy of a clinical strike from tournament top scorer and pocket dynamo Oliver Hufton).

More than half the King's team members are a year younger than most in their age group, only in year 5 rather than year 6.

King’s School players are said to be indebted to the playmaking talents and tight control of Christian Smith and Callum Richardson, along with the mercurial creativity of Joey Richardson and Max Wilson on the flanks, and the redoubtable tough defenders Zac Farrer and Isaac Hughes setting the example at the back.

King's teacher and football coach Mike Walton said: “This is a very young side with massive potential and a wonderful team spirit. Congratulations go to Rainow who beat us in another shoot out in the final.”

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