Sheffield Boys’ cup triumph

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Sheffield Boys Under-11s have won the Green ‘Un Cup for the first time in over 20 years.

They capped a superb season with a 2-1 victory over Hull Boys in the final.

In a game dominated by the midfield superiority of Sheffield side, it took a late 25-yard effort from Declan Eratt-Thompson two minutes from time to seal the victory at Beverley.

Led from the influential midfieldof Pete Nichols, Ben Donahue and Charlie Reaney, the prolific Toby Kenyon and the powerful Chad Gibson both came close to opening the scoring but their instinctive drives flew narrowly wide.

Hull’s best chance of the half came from a thunderous 20-yard free kick superbly saved by Dan Brown in the Sheffield goal.

This proved to be a key moment, as only minutes later Sheffield deservedly took the lead.

From a great move on the right involving Jacob Gibbon and Charlie Reaney, the Hull left back could only haul down the Sheffield winger and from the resulting free kick, Chad Gibson hit an unstoppable left-foot curling shot that nestled in the corner of the Hull goal.

Hull equalised early in the second half when a home forward beat the offside trap to accurately lob the on-rushing Brown.

Kyron Gordon, Callum Cousins and Harrison Case, in the heart of the Sheffield defence, calmly stifled the long ball style of the Hull midfield.

The winner came after a Sheffield corner was cleared only to Eratt-Thompson, who crashed the ball into the top corner.