LACEWOOD Primary School have reached the northern final of a national school football competition which is due to be played at Liverpool FC’s academy.

The Pokémon Primary Schools Cup is the largest primary-aged schools cup competition in England, with more than 5,000 school teams and 50,000 children taking part.

Lacewood, based in Bolton-upon-Dearne, won the tournaments for the Dearne area then Barnsley and then South Yorkshire.

In the county event, Lacewood won their first two games then drew the last to finish top. Cohen Mace scored three goals and Ollie Rhodes one.

Next week they will represent South Yorkshire in the Northern Area Finals with the winners going through to the national finals at Stoke City’s ground in May.

Teacher Ross Edwards said: “This is an unbelievable achievement for our school and the boys have absolutely loved the journey.”

They are also in the Totty Cup final against Brampton Ellis who beat Bolton Carrfield 3-0 in the semi.

The scorers were Max Watson, Joey Johnson️ and Oliver Corey.

The Barlow-Salmons final is due to be a local derby between Wath Victoria and Wath C of E.