Bolton Wanderers were crowned champions of the Championship Kids Cup after a 3-1 success against AFC Bournemouth at Wembley Stadium.

Represented by Bolton School, the Trotters sealed the win against Bournemouth representatives St James' CE Primary School thanks to goals from Jameson Goloba, Joshua Stephenson and Cian Spencer-McDermott.

A national six-a-side competition for children aged 11 and under, the road to Wembley in The Football League Kids Cup started at the beginning of September.

St James' CE Primary School and Bolton School battled through a number of local rounds and regional tournaments against other schools to reach the competition's climax, which was staged under the famous Wembley arch prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final.

Bolton School teacher Mike Duxbury, who accompanied the team, said: "It's been terrific. From leaving Bolton on Friday, having the tour around the stadium and playing the game - the whole package has been a massive experience.

"At their age, to play at Wembley and stay in a hotel the night before, is unbelievable.

"To win the game as well is brilliant. We know the lads can score some great goals and defend too, and we played well today."

In one of the best Kids Cup Finals to ever take place at the national stadium, Bournemouth made a strong start with some early pressure.

But it was Bolton who had the clearest chances early on. Harry Diggle's low shot was saved by Cherries goalkeeper Miles Bartram, before the stopper tipped Goloba's rasping half-volley onto the bar.

Ethan Quarchioni then twice went close for Bournemouth, who eventually took a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute through Liam Finnigan. Quarchioni's shot was initially saved but Finnigan was first to react to tap into the net.

Bolton were quickly given a chance to level the scores when referee Ian Hussin awarded a penalty, which Goloba calmly slotted into the corner to make it 1-1 at half-time.

Whereas Bournemouth started the first half on the front foot, it was the Trotters who came out strong after the interval, and they soon went 2-1 in front.

Luca Williams-Denton superbly brought the ball under control from a long goal-kick before laying it off to Stephenson. The striker's first shot was well kept out by Bartram but his determination paid off as he bravely converted at the second attempt.

Bolton then stretched their lead with a ccouple of minutes left on the clock after further pressure. Williams-Denton and Goloba were both denied by Bartram, but the 'keeper was powerless to stop a stunning free-kick from Spencer-McDermott that was smashed into the top corner from distance.

It was a goal fit for any game, and especially this entertaining, open encounter between two talented teams.

Bolton goalkeeper and captain Jensen Myerscough, who lifted the trophy for Bolton in the Royal Box, said: "We were a bit worried when we went 1-0 down, and when we equalised before half-time I thought it might go to penalties.

"But we got the second and soon scored a third and I knew we would win then. Being in the competition since September has been tiring, but it's been extremely exciting at the same time."

St James' CE Primary School, Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth, represented by St James' CE Primary School: Miles Bartram (GK), Lyle Simpson (capt), Ethan Quarchioni, Liam Finnigan, Ryan Finnigan, Liam Etheridge, Callum Davis, Tarik Manneh.

Bolton School, representing Bolton Wanderers, celebrate winning the 2014 Kids Cup Championship Final at Wembley

Bolton Wanderers, represented by Bolton School: Jensen Myerscough (GK) (capt), Pierce Barker-Smith, Harry Diggle, Felix Hill, Cian Spencer-McDermott, Luca Williams-Denton, Jameson Goloba, Joshua Stephenson.

Thanks to Mitre for supplying both teams with their Wembley kits.