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HISTORY was made by a school’s football team in a competition.

The Year 8 team at Crofton School in Stubbington lifted the Hampshire Schools County Cup.

Paul Williams and Adam Playford from the school’s PE department said: ‘We’re pleased for all of the boys.

‘They worked so hard and fully deserve all of the plaudits they get. The quality of football they play is excellent and they work so hard for one another.’

This was the first time in the school’s history that the team has won the trophy.

‘You could see they were brimming with pride at the final whistle.

‘I hope that this is only the beginning of a long and successful school football,’ said Mr Williams.

In the match, Crofton School beat All Hallows’ School, Farnham 5-1.

The match started at a high tempo with both teams battling for possession.

In the end Crofton’s strong game-play meant players Kai Sterne, Josh Fox, Baran Sener and Adam Hatton were able to score the winning goals, while goalie Ethan Whyte kept the All Hallows’ team from catching up.

Jubilation ensued on the final whistle and Crofton were crowned champions of the Hampshire Schools County Cup.

A fantastic all-round performance which capped a fine season by the whole team.

Mr Playford added: ‘You usually have one or two stand-out players in any team but we’re lucky that every single one of our boys is very talented.

‘I hope that this is only the beginning of a long and successful school football team.’