Audenshaw School’s under 16 football team have secured their place in the quarter-final of the Playstation Schools’ Cup.
538 teams entered the competition, but Audenshaw, after negotiating a number of tricky rounds, are now two steps away from reaching the final.
Audenshaw began their campaign in October, beating St Matthew’s RC High School 4-2 in extra-time.
The squad then travelled to All Hallows Catholic College, Macclesfield, and returned with a 2-0 victory, before beating Blue Coat School, Oldham, 5-1.
Audenshaw racked up their biggest victory with an 8-1 win over Manchester Grammar, before returning from Ashfield School, Mansfield, with a 2-1 victory.
Audenshaw came from a goal behind to secure their place in the quarter final, goals coming from Owen and Turner.
Audenshaw have been drawn away to the winner of Richmond School, Hambleton, and Penistone Grammar School, Barnsley.
In other sporting news at Audenshaw, Patrick Anglin scored his first senior try for Super League outfit, Warrington Wolves, in a 24-20 victory over Rochdale Hornets on Saturday. He becomes the fourth Audenshaw player in the last five years to achieve this feat. Ellis Robson also featured in the friendly victory. He signed his first professional contract with the club in September.
Ellis, a loose forward, has signed a two-year contract with the Wire until November 2020. He graduated from the club’s U16s scholarship and is now in his third year in the academy side with over 40 appearances to date. The club website describes him as a ‘fierce competitor’, while adding that he can also play at prop and in the second row. Upon signing the contract, Head of Youth, Peter Riding said: “I am really pleased that Ellis will be joining the full-time squad in 2019. Like Eribe, Ellis has come through the club’s scholarship and academy, and this is just reward for all his hard work. I will look forward to seeing him develop even further under Steve Price and his coaching team.”
Warrington begin their Super League campaign at home to Leeds Rhinos on Saturday.
Warrington finished the 2018 season in fourth spot. They made the Super League Grand Final but were beaten 12-4 by Wigan Warriors at Old Trafford in October.