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Glossop Juniors claim first piece of silverware
Friday 4th January 2019 @ 09:52 by Mark Phillip
Sports

Glossop Juniors is celebrating after two of its teams scooped prestigious honours.

The under 13 blues girls team – an age group which now boasts over 30 players – took part in the North Manchester Girls League Knock out cup Final. They have made it to this final on two previous occasions but lost to Droylsden Youth Centre Puma’s but were third time lucky with an outstanding 4 nil victory against a side unbeaten in over a year. A first half hat-trick from Abby stunned Droylsden before Talhia, a second half sub sealed the victory with five minutes to go. A huge well done to all the girls, coaches Natalie Mills and Stephen Pearson who overcame all the odds and look forward to collecting the trophy later in the season.

On Sunday it was the turn of the under 14’s with two big semi finals at a cold but bright Cemetery Road. First up was the Blues playing in the Primary Cup v FC Sports, EMJFL Premiership holders and Cheshire County Cup Winners to try and reach the Primary Cup Final, the premier competition in the highly competitive EMJFL. Austin put the blues in front after Harry assisted, FC pulled one back before Austin scored again in the second half only to be cancelled out again by a resilient FC who also missed a penalty . The game was decided on penalties and it was down to stand in keeper Kenzie to grab the glory, saving two with Glossop winning the shoot out 3-0and getting to the final in May at the Tameside Stadium. All the boys contributed to an amazing cup run.

 The under 14 whites also played in the Challenge Cup Semi v Medlock – a side from two divisions above in the EMJFL . They have transformed themselves after nearly folding a year ago but hard work and determination from players and the coaching team has paid off and they managed to play out a 0-0 draw only to lose out on penalties 4-2. That said they will reflect on pushing Medlock all the way and they sit second in Division Four with a game in hand.