Footballer Charlie has scored gold

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He might be used to scoring goals but this Barrowford Celtic football player has now scored gold in the Lancashire Reading Trail.

Bookworm Charlie Ellison proved during an enchanted quest through the county that he can tackle not only forwards on the pitch but also the spooky “Pendle Witch” and the monstrous “Reading Dragon”.

The eight year-old attends Laneshaw Bridge Primary School where his favourite subject is maths.

Charlie, pictured above with his award, includes reading, trampolining and watching football among his hobbies and names Roald Dahl as his favourite author.