Y10footballDec2017

Blessed Trinity's  Year 10 footballers are looking to emulate the success of 2013.

Four years ago Blessed Trinity won the ESFA National Cup at Derby County FC - the first time a school from Burnley had won the English Schools title.

The current crop of Year 10s have reached the last eight of the elite competition, for schools with three or more Academy players, and are looking to go all the way again.

Their side features five players who are attached to league clubs - goalkeeper Matthew Whitworth is at Fleetwood Town, while Luke Stowe, Jak McKinlay, Jack Doherty and Tom Claxton are all at Accrington Stanley's Academy.

They have so far overcome St Patrick's in Salford with an 8-0 win, they saw off Archbishop Beck in Liverpool with a 7-0 victory while in the third round, they defeated Penistone Grammar School. Alfie Percival leads the way with five goals in the competition while Tom Claxton has four.

This team have also won the Lancashire Cup in Years Seven and Eight and beat last year's finalists St George's High School in Blackpool 3-0 in the first round of this year's competition and will face Ormskirk in the second round.