Double delight for Langley School following Playstation Small Schools Trophy joy at Pride Park
PUBLISHED: 16:32 23 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:43 23 May 2017
Pupils at Langley School are celebrating two successes on the football pitch, including a national triumph.
The school’s U15s squad lifted the English Schools FA Playstation Small Schools Trophy for their age group, beating Ellesmere Port Catholic School, from Cheshire, at Derby County’s Pride Park stadium. Spencer Keller was man of the match after scoring a hat-trick and Tyreece Simpson scored two, whilst Reuben Lane was outstanding in goal.
Langley’s U12s also won the Norfolk Schools’ County Cup for their age group, another first for the school, beating Sprowston High 5-1 thanks to an Alex Matos hat-trick and two goals from Ken Aboh – with centre-back George Sims subsequently signing for Norwich City’s academy.
Langley’s head of football, Canaries legend Darren Eadie, said: “I am so proud of what the boys have achieved, to win at both county and national level in a league of independent and state schools is a huge achievement and a first for Langley.
“To also have one of our pupils picked up and signed by Norwich City shows the level of football being played at the school.
“It’s been an outstanding season, the coaching team; Sammy Morgan, Paul Clark and myself really couldn’t have asked for anymore, all the teams have worked hard and hopefully we can repeat this all again next season.”