Stamford AFC Young Daniels Red Under 14s win the Peterborough Junior Alliance League Cup
Stamford Young Daniels Red Under 14s capped a tremendous season by winning the Peterborough Junior Alliance League Cup on Sunday.
They defeated Peterborough Northern Star Red 4-1 in the final at Whittlesey to end a stop-start campaign in style.
Their season had started towards the end of September but, after only playing six games, their campaign was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The suspension of the campaign was doubly disappointing for the Daniels as their previous season at Under 13 level had also been curtailed with the side top of their league and in two cup semi-finals.
Simon Trigg, one of the managers of the side, explained: "Pre-season had gone really well for all of our squad and we were all excited for the new season after what had happened to the previous one and the boys didn’t let themselves down at all.
"We won the first six games but we had to stop so I decided to do Zoom sessions every week and they all did timed 5k runs to keep their fitness and morale up because we were determined that the season would be finished.
"We were all gutted when the league season was null and voided again, but at least we got the chance to play in a cup competition with a final at stake.
"We ended up playing seven games in total in the cup competition so won all 13 of our matches with the win in the final capping it all off."
George Carder scored twice for Stamford in Sunday's final with Keane Miller and Henry Moxley also on target.
There was disappointment for Thurlby Tigers and Bourne Town's youngsters in their finals on Sunday.
Thurlby were beaten 2-0 by ICA Sports in the Under 12 Hereward Cup while there was a double defeat for the Wakes at Under 13 level.
The Claret side lost 4-0 to Werrington Athletic in the League Cup while the Red team were beaten by a solitary strike against Orton Rangers Blue in the Hereward Cup.
Stamford Young Daniels Red Under 15s booked their place in the final of the Peterborough Youth League Cup at the weekend.
They defeated Deeping Rangers in their semi-final showdown with Jacob Poxon plundering a hat-trick for the Daniels.
Rohann Boughey bagged a brace with Rhys Howard and Fryderyk Dametka also on target for the Daniels who will face Hampton Royals in the final on Wednesday, June 23, at Yaxley.
Harry Rippon and Charlie Brooks were the marksmen for Rangers.
Deeping did secure a cup final place at Under 16 level after a 3-2 home success over Nene Valley.
Kristian Gagyi scored twice with Sam Fielding also on target for Deeping who will face March Town Athletic in the final at Yaxley on Tuesday, June 29.
Bourne Town Red missed out on a semi-final spot in the Under 18 competition after a 5-3 home reversal against Holbeach United Black. Nathan Bills, William Hawkins and Ethan Hunt netted for the Wakes.
Deeping United also bowed out at the same stage after a 3-2 loss at Wisbech St Mary with Archie Rickards scoring twice for the visitors.