Talented young guns triumph in tense shoot-out finale
CLEETHORPES Town Under-nines held their nerve to a win a dramatic penalty shoot-out in a cup final thriller against rivals Discoveries Rangers.
Their victory at the Linden Homes Club assured them of their first ever piece of silverware.
The competition followed a mini-league format, with the top two sides facing each other in the final to decide the winners.
The Clee boys lost their opening fixture against Discoveries 1-0. However, they then went on to win five and draw one of their remaining fixtures, conceding no additional goals.
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Finishing runners-up in the mini-league meant a final against Discoveries.
The final was a close and competitive affair. Neither team made a breakthrough and the match went into extra-time. There was still nothing between the sides, so the trophy was decided by a penalty shoot-out.
The hero of the day for Town was goalkeeper Jay Taplin, who saved the first two Discoveries penalties.
Jack Raines calmly slotted home the deciding spot-kick to seal his team's 4-3 shoot-out win.
Manager Shane Dunn said: "It was great to win our first ever competitive trophy.
"All the boys played well. Town's passing game has improved so much over recent months and it bodes well for a great season to come."