WILLOW Wood Community Primary School are reflecting on the success of their year five and six football team.

The side competed in the Winsford Primary Schools Football League in the term before Christmas, finishing runners up.

"Congratulations to the whole squad who have improved phenomenally throughout the fixtures, demonstrating commitment and a great a team spirit," said teacher and coach Adam Aspinall.

The team won nine and drew two of their 13 matches.

"Not only did the team perform well on the pitch they were all fantastic ambassadors of Willow Wood Community Primary school," said Adam, who enthused about the players' performances.

"Morgan Moore, the captain, led by example in midfield, creating chances for others and scoring some exception goals," he said.

"One such goal came from a well-worked set piece with a volley that was arguably world class, reminiscent of a Paul Scholes volley against Aston Villa in 2006!

"Jechery Banks made some stunning saves at the other end.

"But most impressive was Max Charlton, a reluctant defender, who played a vital role for the team demonstrating sound football intelligence and awareness in defence.

"After being injured at the start of the fixtures, Louise Cohen showed sound technical ability and accurate passing throughout.

"She also caused havoc with her menacingly long throw-ins, which were effectively deployed in attack.

"Morgan Moore and Steven Ball bossed the midfield in the attacking half (both providing goals and assists) while Josh Stiles helped break down the opposition's counter attacks with his relentless running, perseverance and tenacity.

"Equally as effective Lewis Wilson and Morgan Peters performed with much needed energy and effort.

"Charlie Hurst, our striker extraordinaire, and Max Charlton, star defender, are arguably the most improved footballers in the squad, both learning to keep their respective positions and consistently link the play well.

"Last but not least, Brandon Hunt performed solidly in defence and also entertained the spectators with his tekkers (technique).

"We hope they enjoy their next challenge in January's Crewe Alexandra competition."