Crowland are champions despite a last-day defeat and it's Junior Alliance Cup Final weekend

Crowland clinched the Under 14 Division Three title despite losing their final game of the season.

By Alan Swann
Thursday, 5th May 2022, 9:52 am
Crowland Under 14s celebrate their title success.

Crowland only needed a point at Glinton & Northborough to seal top spot, but went down 3-2. Fortunately second-placed Thorpe Wood Rangers also lost, 2-1 at Bourne.

Oliver Goodyear (2) and Lewis Zielski scored for Glinton and Northborough with Harrison Feek, the division’s top scorer with 29 goals, and George Sanders replying for Crowland.

There are eight Junior Alliance Cup Finals this weekend. Whittlesey Juniors FC host the event at the ‘Field Of Dreams’ on Stonald Road.

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Peterborough Sports are involved in finals at under nine and under 10 level. Malborne have finals at under 10 level and under 12 level (Sunday) and Crowland are in action in the under 9s decider on Saturday and an under 13 final on Sunday. Division Two champions Crowland will seek a league and cup double with a win over Werrington.

Malborne booked their Under 12 Hereward Cup Final slot with a 5-2 semi-final win over March with Zachary Glendenning and Abas Jalo scoring two apiece. Glinton & Northborough will tem on after a 3-1 semi-final win at Boston. Keaton Feek (2) and Ted Belson scored their goals.

Schedule: Saturday, May 7: 10am Under 9 Hereward Cup: Thurlby Tigers v Hampton. 10.30am Under 10 Hereward Cup: Boston v Malborne.

11am: Under 9 League Cup: Crowland v Peterborough Sports. 11.30am: Under 10 League Cup: Bourne v Peterborough Sports.

Sunday May 8: 10am Under 14 Hereward Cup: Parkside v South Lincs Swifts. 10.30am Under 12 Hereward Cup: Glinton & Northborough v Malborne. Noon: Under 13 League Cup: Crowland v Werrington: 1pm Under 12 League Cup: Deeping Rangers v St Ives.

The rest of the Junior Alliance Cup Finals will take place at the same venue on Sunday, May 15.

Gunthorpe Under 13s are also chasing a league and cup double. Marvelous Johnson and Demi Gilbert netted in their 2-1 Hereward Cup semi-final win over Hampton.

Netherton are in the Under 14 League Cup Final after a 6-2 win at Bourne. Talha Sohail (2), Adulai Balde (2), Alexandru Pitigoi and Jaiden Henson scored to set up a final against Terrington.