It was the first tournament post lockdown for the U7s Winton wanderers Avengers on bank Holiday Monday as they entered the MYSL (Manchester youth super league) foundation Cup.
A foundation formed to help grassroots clubs who are in need of support during these times.
Drawn in group A, they had a tough first match against shawside boca but two goals from the excellent Frankie Fisher helped seal the first win of many on the day.
The avengers then had matches against Prestwich, Mossback greens and Reddish Vulcans. winning 3 out of the 4 matches leaving them topping the group and into the quarter finals against FC Bridgewater.
Last tournament Avengers entered they went out in the quarter final stages but the team was determined not to let that happen again. Some great passing and moving off the ball and the avengers was in front with a nice finish from Mitchell Riley.
The team wasn't happy with that though and carried on pushing for more with Riley Hancock & Frankie Fisher adding to the score with some tidy finishes, but the pick of the goals was after some great play down the left by Jack Jones putting in a perfect cross for Pearl Corbishley to score with a first time finish. Into the semi finals!
Once again they would play Shawside Boca, another tight game with end to end action. The avengers Goal keeper George Barratt having to be quick off his line to keep the game level.
With time running out Winton managed to put some passes together and the ball broke to Pearl Corbishley at the back post who scored with a left foot volley from a tight angle. The avengers had once again reached another final!
Hindley juniors lions would be the opponents, With the avengers now more determined than ever they was ready for the game to start. Straight away the high press from Avengers put Hindley under pressure, Frankie Fisher played the ball into Mitchell Riley who skipped passed the defender and fired a low left foot rocket into the the bottom corner.
Again from Kick off Winton won the ball back and with some fantastic footwork Frankie Fisher was one on one with the keeper to slot home. With only 3 minutes gone the game was all but over as Peal Corbishley scored another.
Hindley rallied though and created a few chances of there own forcing George Barratt into action and pulling off a stunning 1 on 1 save to keep his 5th clean sheet of the day.
Shortly after though Riley Hancock burst out of defence and hit a long range effort into the net. And to cap off a perfect performance in the final Jack Jones raced clear and managing to get to the ball before the goal keeper to slot home.
Winton wanderers Avengers had won the cup!