House party? Crompton girls one win away from English schools success

AN all-conquering football team may have already made history but Crompton House year eight girls are not done yet.

The talented youngsters are preparing for the biggest match of their short careers after reaching the final of the ESFA Under 13s Playstation nine-a-side Schools’ Cup.

Their show down against Shenfield High School from Essex on Wednesday, May 22 (kick-off 11.30am) will take place at one of England’s most famous football stadiums.

Crompton House’s reward for a 2-0 semi-final win over All Saints College, Huddersfield, is a game at the Hawthorns, home since 1900 of five-time FA Cup winners West Bromwich Albion.

And all finalists will be hoping for a fine day as the Hawthorns is the highest ground above sea level in the country!

Crompton House are one of only three Greater Manchester schools contesting the three-day festival when 30 finalists will receive the full match-day experience, making their way to the home or away dressing room before walking out on to the hallowed turf.

The ESFA PlayStation Schools’ Cup has grown into the biggest and most acclaimed football tournament for secondary schools in England with over 200,000 players taking part.

With entry free for all attendees, more than 5,000 spectators attended the 2018 finals.

To help crank up the volume, PlayStation will be installing a decibel meter to measure the noisiest supporters each day.

Crompton House’s latest win courtesy of an own goal and Cora Belle strike continues a remarkable record in the competition this year. They have now won eight games, conceding only one goal along the way.

Shenfield, who are also in the Under-12s final, defeated Chesham Grammar 3-1 in their semi-final.

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