PRIESTLEY College football team are racking up successes.

They won the John Sleigh (Cheshire) Cup on Thursday, defeating West Cheshire College 3-0.

The victory at county level came just a week after the team reached the final of the national AoC Cup, which will be played in May.

A trip to compete in America is on the horizon too.

Priestley lifted the John Sleigh Cup courtesy of second-half goals from Josh Sigsworth and Jack Smith after Scott Gatley had put his side into the ascendancy in the opening stanza.

Captain Jamie Smith, a former pupil at King’s School Academy, said: “West Cheshire came out with a game plan to intimidate and frustrate us, but we kept our cool and played some of the best football we’ve played all year.”

Gatley's opener was a point-blank finish after the keeper spilled a dangerous Tom Kirkpatrick free kick.

After that West Cheshire earned a couple of dangerous shots on target, but an in-form Josh McMutrie pulled off two outstanding saves to keep the score at 1-0.

During the second half McMutrie made another impressive save before Sigsworth came off the bench to fire a shot hard and low to make it 2-0.

With the game being controlled by Priestley’s midfield and defence, Jamie Smith found some space and produced a lovely through ball for Jack Smith who slotted neatly home to complete the scoring.

“The whole team were amazing from start to finish and every player contributed to this victory,” said Priestley’s football academy manager Dan Jordan.

“It means we go into the national finals with our confidence high, believing we can be the best college team in the country.”

Priestley contest the Association of Colleges National Cup Final at Bescot Stadium, Walsall, on May 1.

In July the team travel to the United States to play in the New York City Cup, an international scholarship tournament.