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Football: Flint Town United take part in Community Shield curtain-raiser

FLINT Town United’s under 9s took centre stage in one of the most dramatic Community Shield games of recent times at Wembley Stadium.

On Sunday Manchester United came from 2-0 down to defeat Manchester City 3-2 in the traditional English top-flight opening match and the junior Silkmen helped get it all started.

Thanks to a nomination from McDonald’s franchisee and Flint U9s sponsor Stewart Williams the youngsters had the run of the press area and the tunnel and led a team parade around the Wembley turf before kick-off and got to watch the game between the Premiership giants.

Joleon Lescott and Edin Dzeko scored for City, only for Chris Smalling and a Nani brace to give United the first silverware of the campaign.