news updated: 02 Feb 2011

Lochmaben Boys win in Carlisle

Congratulations to Lochmaben Primary 5-a-side football team who have become the first Scottish winners in 19 years of a Carlisle Football Tournament

Logan Galloway, Jordan McMillan, Ben Jaekel,  Alex Shearman,  Rory Collins, Connor McCrudden

On Saturday 22 January 2011 a Lochmaben Primary School team travelled to the Sands Centre in Carlisle to take part in a Junior School 5-a-side football competition which was open to schools in Carlisle and surrounding area and South-west Scotland. It was an all day event with 40 teams competing.

In the Prelimenary round Lochmaben were drawn with 4 teams from the Carlisle area and emerged with 3 wins and 1 draw. This result put them through to the Quarter Finals where they defeated a Carlisle school, Stanwix and then in the Semi-final they went on to beat a school in Maryport. Both the Cumbrian sides play regularly in a competitive league and had a large support egging them on.

In the Final, Lochmaben again played well to beat High Hesket 4-2 to lift the trophy. It is the first time in 19 years that a Scottish school has won this competition (Calside in 1992). Coach, Kenny Galloway commented: " I am very proud of the boys. They all played very well and deserved their win"