Whittlesey paint the town red with cup final success

Whittlesey Reds celebrate their Under 18 Youth League Cup success. Photo: David Lowndes.
Whittlesey Reds celebrate their Under 18 Youth League Cup success. Photo: David Lowndes.
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Whittlesey Reds claimed the Peterborough & District Under 18 Youth League Cup in scintillating style last night (March 27).

Whittlesey thumped Glinton & Northborough 6-0 at Chestnut Avenue to win the first leg of a potential cup double. Last night’s winners have also reached the final of the under 18 PFA Cup when they will tackle Rippingale early next month.

It’s possible Whittlesey could win a treble, but they need Bourne to slip up a couple of times between now and the end of the season to have any chandce of winning the league.

A big cup win will do happy manager Mark Hill-Seekings for now.

“We started last night’s game as favourites,” Hill-Seekings said. “But I stressed to the lads beforehand that they need to treat the opposition with respect and that they must show the right attitude themselves - thankfully they did just that.

“It took a little while for us to get going, but once we opened the scoring we played very well. Everyone performed to a very high standard.

“It’s always good to win a cup and hopefully we can win another one next month after what should be a cracking final against a very good Rippingale side.

“The league is probably beyond us. We’re still suffering from a points deduction from the start of the season when we couldn’t raise a side. We took our appeal all the way to Wembley, but we couldn’t get the decision over-turned.”

Hill-Seekings is the father of James, one of the emerging teenage talents in the area. Hill-Seekings junior, who is due to play for Peterborough Northern Star in a United Counties Premier League match today (March 28), opened the scoring in the 20th minute.

Further goals quickly followed from Joe Kelly (2), Sven Hart, Reagan Brown and super sub Sean Roberts.