A chance meeting between two headmasters has proved very fruitful for footballers at Pudsey Tyersal Primary School.

Their headmaster Chris Metcalfe said: "I happened to meet Greg Hughes, the headmaster at St Hugh's School in Lincoln, and we are both very passionate about sport.

"Greg suggested that we visit them to play a match and he contacted Lincoln City who allowed us to play each other during the half-time interval of their recent match against Bradford City.

"It was the first meeting between the clubs since the Bradford City fire disaster and St Hugh's, Lincoln City and Bradford City couldn't have been more helpful.

"When we arrived at the school there were snacks laid out for the lads in the hall and drinks for the parents, then we visited Lincoln Cathedral and had special places for us earmarked in Lincoln City's car park.

"Everything was free, the lads sat in the family stand to watch the match and they got to play during the half-time interval at Sincil Bank in front of about 5,500 spectators. The lads haven't stopped talking about it since and neither have the parents."

Pudsey Tyersal's squad was Idrees Awais, Kamron Basi, Karamjit Basi, Conor Crossley, Tom Gelder, Callum Haley, Bradley Horsman and Jack Vincent.

Mr Metcalfe said: "St Hugh's are very strong at under-11 level - they were British champions last season - and we lost 1-0 but everybody played well for us.

"Now we are going to take them on again during Bradford City's home match against Lincoln City on Boxing Day but we will also be inviting them up on a separate occasion to play them."

City duo Joe Colbeck - an old boy of Pudsey Tyersal School - and Guylain Ndumbu-Nsungu visited Pudsey Tyersal for an assembly to hand out certificates to the players and present the school with a signed Lincoln City shirt.

"That was the icing on the cake for the boys," said Mr Metcalfe. "Joe was asked what it takes to become a professional footballer and he said work hard and work on your skills'."