Young players at Chorley St Gregory’s FC are celebrating winning the Central Lancashire Junior title.
They did it the hard way by coming from behind to beat Penwortham Town 3-1 in their final game of the season.
Going into the match, Chorley St Gregory’s knew that a win would see them crowned as champions – but a draw or loss would see Penwortham take the title.
A bumper crowd turned up on Astley Park to watch the match, but Penwortham clearly hadn’t read the script after their striker put the ball into the corner of the net.
St Greg’s did not drop their heads and continued to push forward.
A goal wonderfully set up from Raz Storey to Jonathan Baffoe was ruled out for offside.
The game then turned in favour of Penwortham, who were prevented from extending their lead by the brilliance of home goalkeeper Declan Williams.
The second half started as the wind picked up making controlling of the ball more difficult, with both teams cancelling each other out.
Then a wonderful run down the wing from Liam Ackers ended with him beating the diving goalkeeper to make it 1-1.
St Greg’s then started piling on the pressure and Ryan Pike made it 2-1 after a weaving run and shot.
Five minutes later, Pike got his second to make the final score 3-1 to lift the title.