Carnforth into last eight of English Schools FA Cup

Coach Jeremy Simpson gives the team talk. Picture: Rob Lock
Coach Jeremy Simpson gives the team talk. Picture: Rob Lock
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Carnforth High School reached the quarter-finals of the English Schools FA Cup with a 3–1 victory over Newminster Middle School.

The hosts started strongly last Wednesday and scored twice in the opening 10 minutes through Zak Mills and Alex Danson.

Carnforth High School have reached the last 16 of the English Schools FA Cup, and played their game to progress to the quarter-finals against New Minster from Morpeth.'Action from game, Carnforth in pale blue and claret shirts.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'14-1-2015

Carnforth High School have reached the last 16 of the English Schools FA Cup, and played their game to progress to the quarter-finals against New Minster from Morpeth.'Action from game, Carnforth in pale blue and claret shirts. PIC BY ROB LOCK'14-1-2015

Newminster, of Morpeth, Northumberland, struck back from the penalty spot a minute before half-time to set up a frantic second period.

With 10 minutes left Carnforth settled the tie when James Stanley struck a screamer into the top corner from 25 yards.

Carnforth coach Jeremy Simpson, a Football League referee, said: “Both teams were excellent today and the game was played in the right spirit.

“Carnforth worked extremely hard and I am very proud of them all.”

Carnforth will hosts Bury Grammar School in the quarter-finals with the tie to be played before January 31.

Carnforth: Scott Wilding, AJ Abdelghafar, Bradley Temple, Kyle Wainwright, Lewis Greenall, James Stanley, Ewan Dean, Alex Danson, Joel Chesters, Joe Jobling, Zak Mills, Jacob Taylor, Harry Dewhurst, Tyler Hanafin, Oliver Wolfenden, Chris Sowerby, Harry Rumer.