BRGS won the Under 19 Lancashire Cup last week played at Turf Moor. In the final they beat Ripley St.Thomas 1-0.

The team reached the 5th round of the English Schools National Cup earlier in the year and defeated St.Theodores, Habergham and Lytham St.Annes to reach the county final.

BRGS went ahead after 22 minutes through Mark Ratcliffe and controlled the game for long periods. Some well organised defending meant Ripley never really threatened to draw level.

Mr Alistair Whyte the team manager said the ‘team work shown by the players throughout the season was evident throughout this performance; and was very impressed the way the players responded in such a big game’.

Mr Brendan Baird, Head of Boys PE said ‘ Everyone played well, it was well deserved. It’s great the cup stays in Rossendale for the third year running. Following our win in 2004 and Haslingden High School’s victory last year.’

Football Under 19 County Champions 2006