High-scoring finals day winds up season

Alnwick Pythons, the U10s champions.
Alnwick Pythons, the U10s champions.

The Tustain Glendale League served up a spectacular finals day at Glendale Middle School.

In the Under 10 section, the champions were Alnwick Pythons.

Longhoughton Rangers U10s and their coaches who attended the NMSL League Presentation at Newcastle Racecourse on Sunday 18th May. The boys finished 5th in the second tier of the league competition and all received medals to mark their involvement this season.

Longhoughton Rangers U10s and their coaches who attended the NMSL League Presentation at Newcastle Racecourse on Sunday 18th May. The boys finished 5th in the second tier of the league competition and all received medals to mark their involvement this season.

The Pythons had led their division all season, winning 12 of their 13 fixtures.

On finals day, the Pythons went for the double against U10 league runners-up Lowick Kestrels.

The Kestrels were unfortunate in finishing as runners-up as they too had gone the course of the league season undefeated.

Yet the Kestrels made up for their league disappointment with a stunning 5-1 victory over Alnwick Pythons in the Premiership Cup Final.

Lowick Kestrels, U10s Premiership Cup winners.

Lowick Kestrels, U10s Premiership Cup winners.

Although the balance of play saw an even contest, the Kestrels were the sharper in front of goal and their win meant that the league runners-up were the U10 cup winners.

The U10 Tustain Glendale League Championship Cup final was contested between Lowick Ospreys and Longhorsley.

Lowick Ospreys had the more successful league campaign and they showed that they deserved their favourite status in this final by beating a valiant Longhorsley 3-1 in a closely contested match.

The Felton Foxes won the fair play award for the U10 division.

Lowick Ospreys, Championship Cup winners.

Lowick Ospreys, Championship Cup winners.

The U12 section was won by Tweedmouth Amateurs. Tweedmouth won eight and drew one of their nine games. They looked to add the Glendale League U12 Premiership Cup to their league triumph.

Facing Tweedmouth were league runners-up Lowick Colts.

Lowick had narrowly lost 1-2 to Tweedmouth in the league. Any hopes Lowick had of gaining revenge over Tweedmouth in the cup were denied as the Amateurs came out on top, winning 3-0 in a closely-contested final.

The U12 Championship Cup final was contested between Longhorsley and Rothbury. Rothbury belied their league form by overcoming Longhorsley in a narrow 2-1 victory.

Glendale League finals.  Lowick Falcons U14 League  runners up and winners of U14 Premiership Cup.

Glendale League finals. Lowick Falcons U14 League runners up and winners of U14 Premiership Cup.

Seahouses won the U12 fair play award.

The U14 section was won by Berwick Juniors. Berwick were worthy league champions, dropping points in only one match with a league record that saw 12 victories and a draw.

The U14 league runners-up were Lowick Falcons and both teams contested the U14 Premiership Cup final.

Yet Berwick couldn’t add a cup to their league title as Lowick Falcons overturned the form book by winning the Premiership Cup 2-1.

The U14 Championship Cup was contested by Seahouses and Wooler.

Seahouses had finished the higher of the two teams in the league campaign and they continued their league form to triumph as cup winners in a 2-0 victory.

Glendale League'Rothbury u12(Championship Cup winners)

Glendale League'Rothbury u12(Championship Cup winners)

Rothbury won the U14 fair play award.

All 12 of the U8 teams took part in a football festival during finals day.

All the games were part of a non-competitive football tournament yet one team walked away with a trophy. Berwick Junior Lions were very deserving winners of the U8 Fair Play award.

Thanks to Tustain Motors for their continued sponsorship of the league, to Paul Saxon for his fantastic work as league secretary, chairman Eric Powell, a faithful servant of the league who has left his post at the end of another very successful season, and Glendale Middle School for hosting the competition.

Glendale League'Seahouses U14 (winners of U14 Championship Cup).

Glendale League'Seahouses U14 (winners of U14 Championship Cup).