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Hambleton Primary to represent Fleetwood Town at Wembley

20 May 2014

Local school to represent Cod Army at the home of English football

Graham Alexander and the Fleetwood Town first team will not be the club's only representatives on the famous Wembley turf on Bank Holiday Monday.

Hambleton Primary School in Poulton-Le-Fylde will also be playing under the arch thanks to their fantastic efforts earlier this year.

The youngsters, who were representing the Cod Army in the regional final of the Football League Trust Kids Cup in March, beat Mansfield to confirm their final spot. 

Hambleton’s path began by winning the Fylde and Wyre competition at Stanley Park earlier in the season which saw the Primary school selected to represent Fleetwood Town in the League Two North Finals in Chesterfield. 

The young Cod Army side were put in Group B alongside neighbours Accrington Stanley, Burton Albion, Mansfield Town, Northampton Town and Scunthorpe United. 

Seeing off Scunthorpe by two goals to nil in their first match, Fleetwood unfortunately suffered a defeat by the same scoreline in match day two at the hands of Mansfield. 

However, Fleetwood didn’t let their heads drop and responded in perfect fashion by winning their final three group games against Burton, Northampton and Accrington without conceding a goal to ensure their place in the knockout stages. 

Fellow North West outfit Bury were awaiting and despite the Shakers impressing in their group, Fleetwood came through to secure their place in the final. 

The Cod Army once again came head to head with Mansfield, the only team to beat them so far in the competition and it turned out to be the perfect opportunity for the youngsters from Hambleton to claim revenge on the Stags.

Things didn’t start well for Fleetwood as they conceded early on but a spirited second half display saw the Cod Army score twice to book their place at Wembley. 

Fleetwood Town would like to congratulate all involved with Hambleton Primary Academy and hope they enjoy their day out in the capital.

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