Brackenfield U11 Football - Just One Goal Away from Wembley!

Following their success at becoming champions of North Yorkshire, Brackenfield School Under 11 football team competed in the North of England finals held at Morecombe FC. Twelve teams qualified for the finals having won their respective county competitions. Wearing the red shirts of York City, Brackenfield played their way to the eventual final without conceding a single goal in four matches. In the final they came up against Accrington Stanley, one of the pre-tournament favourites and narrowly lost 1-0, just missing out on the National Finals at Wembley. Mr. Olesqui, Head of Games at Brackenfield, was justifiably proud of the team’s achievements. “This has been a terrific journey for the boys. For a small Harrogate school to qualify as North Yorkshire champions and to play in the North of England finals was a fabulous achievement in itself. Then to get to the actual final was very special indeed. We are all very proud of their achievements. Thank you to all our parents for their great support and to Danny Mills for his valued input.”