Silksworth Under-11s clinch national title success for Sunderland, beating Newcastle in the Pitchero Aces final

Champions: Silksworth U11s
Champions: Silksworth U11s

Silksworth Under-11s defeated North East rivals Newcastle in a national final to become Pitchero Aces Nationals champions.

The nine-a-side tournament, held in Nottingham, began with a group stage set-up, where Silksworth, representing Sunderland, progressed to the knockout stages alongside Coventry, Leicester, Newcastle, Enfield, North West London, Wealdstone and Northampton.

Silksworth claimed a narrow 1-0 win in their quarter-final showdown with Leicester.

Silksworth were then involved in a penalty shoot-out against Coventry after their semi-final encounter ended 1-1.

However, Silksworth held their nerve to win 4-3 and progressed to the final where they would face arch rivals Newcastle, who beat Wealdstone and Enfield en-route to the final.

In the North East derby final, it was Silksworth who became Under-11 National Champions with a 2-1 victory.