John Keble school win Brent Cup for first time in their history

PUBLISHED: 12:30 15 June 2016 | UPDATED: 13:25 15 June 2016

John Keble school

John Keble school


John Keble Primary School have won the Brent Cup for the first time in their history after beating former holders, Byron Court.

The school, which is based in Harlesden, were represented by the ACE football team, who ended the season on the ultimate high after already wrapping up the South Brent boys football league.

Thirty schools entered this year’s tournament, with John Keble seeing off the best the borough had to throw at them, eventually winning 1-0 in a close-fought final against Byron Court.

Diontae Smith’s long-range effort in the first half was all that separated the two sides at the break.

The second half continued in similar vein, with John Keble denied by both the post and crossbar.

To Byron Court’s credit they fought back admirably, with two fantastic saves by Kaden Finiken ensuring John Keble came away with the silverware.

The team’s coach, Eddy Thompson, said on the accolade: “I’m very proud of my team – it doesn’t get any better than this. It’s been a dream of ours.

“The team really deserve this success, we’ve been close to achieving this for a while.”

The school also face Islamia Primary School in the final of the Brent League Cup at Capital City Academy. See next week’s Times for full details.

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