Belfast Telegraph

Friday 9 October 2015

Millington’s treble triumph

Published 28/10/2008

Millington are still celebrating achieving the feat that some clubs can only dream about - doing the treble.

As well as picking up their league title, the boys also claimed memorable cup wins in the Mid-Ulster Schools and Northern Ireland Primary Schools Cup finals.

The boys also decided to dedicate their breathtaking success that was the 2007/2008 season to the memory of their team mate and school friend who sadly passed away during the season, Jordan Hamilton.

"The team were a joy to coach," said their coach and Year 7 teacher, Stephen Guy.

"They all worked hard for each other and played exciting football throughout the year," added Guy.

Millington got the ball rolling by winning their local Mid-Ulster league, which consisted of four group matches and two champions league matches.

They added to this by triumphing in the local Mid-Ulster Primary Schools Cup, beating Bocombra 2-0 in the decider.

However, their most memorable win was in the Northern Ireland Primary Schools Cup Final when they defeated local rivals, the Hart Memorial Primary School .

It was the first time either school had reached the prestigious final. The final was held at Tandragee Rovers FC with 500 spectators cheering both sides on. Millington won 2-0 with Jordan White and Jamie Smith finding the target.

To celebrate their success the boys were invited to lunch with the Mayor of Craigavon.

Subsequently, the team have received the Minor Team of the Year Award at the Council's Junior Sports Personality Evening held last month.

Top goal scorer was Jamie Smith and his achievements were mirrored and even surpassed by his father, Dean Smith.

Dean picked up five trophies with Loughgall FC last year in their record-winning season!

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