Another goal for the boys?

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AN all-conquering football team is hoping to land yet another title in a matter of weeks.

And if it does, the High Tunstall College of Science under-16 team will be collecting a trophy at the Hartlepool Mail Sports Awards.

Just look at this for a proud record.

In recent years, the team has played 80, won 62, drawn 7, lost 12, scored 247 and only conceded 57 goals on their way to ten district and regional titles.

It prompted the college’s head of PE Ben Holden to put forward the Year 11 boys for the awards.

Mr Holden said: “This is undoubtedly the strongest football side the college has ever produced. The team claimed the Hartlepool league, Cleveland Cup and Durham County Cup in an eventful season.

“Despite a penalty shoot-out setback in the Town Cup, the team picked themselves up to defeat English Martyrs in the Cleveland Cup at Middlesbrough’s training ground.

“In the Durham County Cup, the team were indebted to a Tom Brace injury time goal to secure their third Durham County in the past five years. Their record over the years is very impressive.”

The inaugural awards are now less than a month away and will be held at the Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield,

In the meantime, we are continuing the search for more entries for our inaugural awards.

You have until September 13 to put forward your favourites, whether it’s grass roots stars to those excelling at an international level.

There are 13 categories in this year’s competition and they are as follows:

l Team of the Year

l Sportsperson Special Achievement Award

l Disabled Sports Person

l Disabled Team of the Year

l Contribution to Disability Sports Award

l Sports Official/Referee Award

l Coach of the Year Award

l Unsung Hero Award or Volunteer/Young Leader Award

l Club of the Year Award

l Lifetime Achievement Award

l Sports Personality of the Year Award

l Young Sports Personality of the Year Award

l Inspire Award.

To nominate a person or group, fill in the form on this page or visit the Hartlepool Mail website at and click on the link to the sports awards.