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Regional call-up for Stone midfielder

A 14-year-old Stone Hammers footballer turned out for the region after impressing in a Midlands schools tournament in Nottingham.

Midfielder Matt Jones caught the eye of selectors while playing for Stafford Grammar School at the Independent Schools’ Association (ISA) under-16 championships and earned a call-up to the Midlands squad alongside two of his SGS team mates.

The ISA under-16 outfit got its campaign on track with a crushing 6-0 victory over Wolverhampton Grammar under-18s.  Matt is expected to line-up again in a forthcoming fixture against Repton School.

Stone Hammers midfielder Matt Jones (pictured left) and fellow Stafford Grammar School pupils Josh Moody and Ben Gardner earned ISA regional call-ups after impressing at a football tournament in Nottingham

Stone Hammers midfielder Matt Jones (pictured left) and fellow Stafford Grammar School pupils Josh Moody and Ben Gardner earned ISA regional call-ups after impressing at a football tournament in Nottingham

Meanwhile three local players helped Stafford Grammar’s under-14 team to glory as they lifted a regional title in Leicestershire for a second successive season.

Stone’s Tom Brownsill, Hilderstone player Emil Agell-Argiles and Eccleshall teenager Ben Holl all played a part as SGS lifted the ISA Midlands trophy, despite being pushed all the way by tournament hosts, Dixie Grammar.

Having been held to 1-1 draws in their opening ties against Tettenhall College and Birmingham-based Highclare, the grammar boys chalked up 4-1 and 3-0 wins against Staffordshire’s Maple Hayes and Bowbrook House from Worcestershire respectively.  They went on to beat Staffs neighbours Chase Grammar 2-1 in the round-robin competition.

With Dixie Grammar matching their efforts, a vital 2-0 victory over the hosts steered SGS to a successful defence of their crown.

Stafford Grammar School’s under-14 football team captured the Independent Schools’ Association (ISA) Midlands title in Leicestershire Back row from left: Josh Myles, Tom Moody, Bruno Smith, Eccleshall’s Ben Holl, Chris McCarthy, Tom Brownsill from Stone, Eddie Kilminster, Harry Tooth, Ross Gibson Front: Hilderstone’s Emil Agell-Argiles, Huewlan Wright, Benno Briggs, Christian Roe, Luke Turnbull

Stafford Grammar School’s under-14 football team captured the Independent Schools’ Association (ISA) Midlands title in Leicestershire.
Back row from left: Josh Myles, Tom Moody, Bruno Smith, Eccleshall’s Ben Holl, Chris McCarthy, Tom Brownsill from Stone, Eddie Kilminster, Harry Tooth, Ross Gibson
Front: Hilderstone’s Emil Agell-Argiles, Huewlan Wright, Benno Briggs, Christian Roe, Luke Turnbull

 

 

 

 

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