Helston student selected as Cornwall U18s keeper

James Wignell

James Wignell

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Post-16 student James Wignell who currently plays for Helston Athletic 1st team was selected as the Number 1 goalkeeper for the Cornwall U18s football team at the start of the season and he has played eight official games. Previously, he has been the goalkeeper for the Cornwall U16’s team.

This football season began with a win against Guernsey 4-2 in the National Cup, followed by a win against Wiltshire FA 3-1 in the league.  Cornwall U18s then went on to win the Southern Counties competition, also known as the ‘Mick Parry Trophy’.  This was an extremely proud moment as this competition was last won by Cornwall in the 2000/01 season.  They got to the Final of the competition by beating Gloucestershire 2-0 in the quarter final, and then knocked out the defending champions and their big rivals, Devon, 1-0 in the semi-final.  In the final Cornwall dominated the match and won convincingly 2-0 against Oxfordshire.  They won the Trophy without conceding a single goal.

Another impressive season statistic is that they have only conceded one goal in six games, which is another great achievement.  James was one of the younger members of the Team and he has the opportunity to represent Cornwall U18s again next season. With that he could win a County 'cap' by playing ten games for Cornwall U18s. He is currently two games away from achieving this in his first season

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