PUPILS are celebrating a football victory after fighting off competition from dozens of schools across Bury.

Cams Lane Primary School in Radcliffe came out on top at this year's Bury School's seven-a-side Football League — a first for the school.

In total, about 40 schools took part in the annual competition.

The team have been training every week at Radcliffe FC's pitches, coached by first team defender Jordyn Fitton and school sports co-ordinator Emmy Whealing.

Their final match of the season against Holly Mount RC Primary School was described by teachers as 'nail biting'.

A haul, four goals, was scored by pupil Kieran Flanagan, and a fifth goal from goalkeeper Oliver Csatlos-Browne, to give them their 5-4 result.

Pupil Harry Serridge said: "I think we have been very determined in all of our matches this season and we made sure that we put 100 per cent effort into every game."

Captain Alfie Challinor said: "I have enjoyed being captain of the school team. It feels great to leave Year 6 knowing we are League Champions!"

The school thanked parents for their support as well as the hard-working pupils who secured the win in their game at Bury Grammar School on Thursday, July 5.

The team was made up of Kieran, Oliver, Alfie, Harry, Dylan Benjamin, Oliver Walker, Ellie Mottershead and Alex Carter.

Miss Whealing said: "This is the first time Cams Lane have won the Bury Schools Football League. It has been fantastic to coach the team with Jordyn and all our hard work has finally paid off.

"We are so proud of them all."