Double delight for Sunderland Boys in cup finals
Sunderland Boys secured two excellent cup final victories last night.
The Under-15 Boys sealed a third successive win in the Sunderland Children’s Hospital Cup, beating Darlington 4-1 in the final.
Earlier in the competition, the city lads had defeated Bishop Auckland 4-3, Stockton 5-0 and Redcar and Cleveland 5-1.
Last night’s success caps an excellent season for the boys, who reached the last 16 of the English Schools’ Trophy before losing to Hambleton and Richmand in a penalty shoot-out, after a match they should have won.
Hambleton have since reached the final and will play Aldershot and Farnborough.
Sunderland Boys Under-14s also lifted silverware last night, seeing off Newcastle Boys 3-1 to lift the South Tyneside Trophy.
Last season, Newcastle beat Sunderland twice comfortably, so last night’s result was a tremendous achievement.
After a first round bye, Sunderland won 3-2 at Darlington before beating Stockton on penalties after a 1-1 semi-final draw.