Leyland Albion are celebrating winning the Lancashire Sunday League Syndicate Trust Youth Trophy by beating Lostock St Gerard’s 4-2 in a thrilling final before a crowd of more than 300 at Irongate.
The opening exchanges were close with both sides committed to all-out attack and it was Lostock St Gerards who drew first blood when Joel Khambay rounded the keeper and put them ahead after 20 minutes.
But Albion were level two minutes later when St Gerard’s were penalised for a trip in the box and Barney Morris slotted home the spot-kick.
And with seconds to go to half time Jack Lumsden broke away on the left and put St Gerard’s 2-1 ahead at the interval.
Albion pressed for an equaliser and were rewarded on 50 minutes when Adam Clare sored from close range to make it 2-2.
Match officials – referee Connor McMahon and his assistants David Shaw, Alex Christopher and Craig Dickinson – did their bit to ensure that the game flowed smoothly.
The game ebbed and flowed with both keepers regularly called into action. Indeed, Ryan Pomeroy’s display in the Albion goal earned him the man of the match Award.
Just when it looked as if extra time was beckoning, up popped James Bennett to grab two goals in the last five minutes to give Leyland Albion a 4-2 win and the Youth Trophy.