Students from Oswestry School have been crowned the winners of The Society of Heads Under-18 Cup.

The school's 1st XI football team beat Bristol Grammar School 8-0 in the final held at the Park Hall Stadium - home of The New Saints FC.

From the whistle Oswestry School looked to dominate position and scored their first goal after 17 minutes with a ball forward from Fergus Yang, into Lloyd Evans' feet, who held up and set to Dennis Bates who then slipped Ryan Nyamandi through on goal to slot between the keeper's legs.

Movement off the centre-half brought the second goal as a ball over the top sat up for Evans to lob the keeper from just outside the box.

A neat shift of play set Leroy Celotto off down the right wing and he sent a deep cross into the box that Yang headed onto the crossbar and followed up with a poked in goal from six yards.

Nyamandi added his second with a low finish to the keeper's left from 12 yards, before Matthew Kirk was played through on goal only seconds after coming onto the pitch to slot past the Bristol keeper.

This made the score 5-0 at half-time.

Oswestry looked to dominate possession in the second half as Kirk claimed his second after an excellent touch, shimmied past the centre-half and finished into the corner.

And Nyamandi completed his hat-trick with another excellent finish to cap off a ‘Man of the Match’ performance, but there was still time for Dennis Bates to score from the spot after Nyamandi was fouled in the box.

Alun Morris, an ex-pupil, current PE teacher and defender for Cefn Druids AFC, who coaches the team, commented: “I am extremely proud of the squad.

"The Society of Heads teams have been challenging and the boys have had to work hard to get to the final. It was a comprehensive win for them and one that was well-deserved.

"I would particularly like to thank The News Saints FA for hosting the final, not only for the Under-18s, but also for the Under-15 and Under-13 teams. Their support made the day special for all the players and parents who travelled to the games.

"The school team have also played well in the Shropshire Under-19 league and finished third in League One closely behind Codsall and Thomas Telford.

"We are all looking forward to a rest over the next few months before the season begins again in September.”