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Norfolk school team wins a national cup final

PUBLISHED: 14:10 31 May 2019 | UPDATED: 14:33 31 May 2019

Langley School's U15 boys' football team won the U15 Small Schools’ Cup National Final. The final was played at West Bromwich Albion’s stadium against De La Salle Academy from Liverpool. Photo: Chris Brown/ESFA

Langley School's U15 boys' football team won the U15 Small Schools' Cup National Final. The final was played at West Bromwich Albion's stadium against De La Salle Academy from Liverpool. Photo: Chris Brown/ESFA

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A football team from a south Norfolk school has won a national cup final.

Langley School's U15 boys' football team won the U15 Small Schools’ Cup National Final. The final was played at West Bromwich Albion’s stadium against De La Salle Academy from Liverpool. Photo: Chris Brown/ESFALangley School's U15 boys' football team won the U15 Small Schools’ Cup National Final. The final was played at West Bromwich Albion’s stadium against De La Salle Academy from Liverpool. Photo: Chris Brown/ESFA

Langley Senior School's boys' football team went to West Bromwich Albion's stadium, The Hawthorns, to play in the U-15 Small Schools National Cup Final against De La Salle Academy from Liverpool.

After conceding an early goal, the players responded well and by half-time they were on top, beginning to create chances.

The equalising goal came early in the second half, Sol Alidor-Hamilton with a searching switch of play leading to good work from Keyni Mills down the right, cutting back for Ruben Shakpoke to slot home calmly.

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The same player later scored again to put the team 2-1 up.

But before the final whistle De La Salle equalised and the match went to penalties.

James Hodgson, Rio Russell, Osel Thakuri, Keyni Mills and Caleb Adomako-Mensah all stepped up and scored their penalties to win the shootout 5-4, with Joe Wicks saving one De La Salle penalty.

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