COLTS FOOTBALL: Excitement to the max in a fine set of mini-soccer finals

The successful Little Paxton Under 7 squad are Jack Chamberlain, Samuel Hoile, Connor Lewis, Olly Ta

The successful Little Paxton Under 7 squad are Jack Chamberlain, Samuel Hoile, Connor Lewis, Olly Taylor, Sidney Grace, Alfie Hardiman Jacob Groome, Micky Franklin, Ellis Askinazy and Zac Taylor, along with coaches Ian Holie, Ryan Askinazy and Alex Taylor. - Credit: Archant

The Huntingdonshire Mini-Soccer League cup finals threw up plenty of excitement recently.

Papworth Blasters Under 8s, pictured with their coaches, are Cormac Durrani, Caleb Durrani, Toby Hen

Papworth Blasters Under 8s, pictured with their coaches, are Cormac Durrani, Caleb Durrani, Toby Hendy, Ryan McCullough Summer Taylor Noah Scrivens. Jamie Keen. Luke East. Asha Rea and Josh Elt. - Credit: Archant

There was a home success in the Under 9 bracket as Huntingdon Town Rowdies Green, who are based at Jubilee Park, the stage for the finals, lifted the trophy. Jamie Clark’s side beat St Ives Rangers Blue 2-0.

Rowdies were denied a double in the most action-packed final when their Under 7 Green side were pipped 6-5 by Little Paxton in an 11-goal thriller.

Papworth Blasters triumphed 3-2 against Needingworth in the Under 8 showpiece, while Buckden Vultures swooped for Under 10 success with a 3-0 victory against Brampton Spartans to lift the Jim Bryant Memorial Cup.

Bryant was one of the league’s founders back in 2000 and it has thrived ever since, currently boasting more than 100 teams and being run by a tireless team of volunteers.

The successful Huntingdon Town Rowdies Under 9 Green team are, with their coaches, Alex Clark, Alex

The successful Huntingdon Town Rowdies Under 9 Green team are, with their coaches, Alex Clark, Alex Turner, Alfie Holland, Ben Barrett, Harry Darlow, Jaxon Jolley, Kacey-Lee, Leo Paul, Luca Quenet, Luca Thompson and Yosef Alaoor. - Credit: Archant

St Neots Under 7, Stilton Black Under 8, Alconbury Under 9 and Gransden Under 10 won the league’s four fair play awards.

The successful Buckden Vultures Under 10s, pictured with coach Alan Lewey and manager Colin Deans,

The successful Buckden Vultures Under 10s, pictured with coach Alan Lewey and manager Colin Deans, are Calum Morton, Adam Baker, Jonte Wiggam, James Pater, Charlie Gilbert, Louis Deans, Joseph Lewey, Callum Young, Oliver Goodjohn, Livio Mosco, Ryan Pintar and Paul Hughes. - Credit: Archant

With manager Simon Fletcher, Brampton Spartans Under 10s are Toby Talbot, Richard Davies, Connor Har

With manager Simon Fletcher, Brampton Spartans Under 10s are Toby Talbot, Richard Davies, Connor Harry, Tom Wootton, Christian Lobo, Alasdair Large, Hugo Fletcher, Dhruv Makwana, Oliver Morgan, Alfie Langworthy, James Ellis and Danny Higgins. - Credit: Archant

The St Ives Rangers Blue Under 9 squad are Daniel Bridges, Matthew Coggins, Joshua Stiles, Tyler Mar

The St Ives Rangers Blue Under 9 squad are Daniel Bridges, Matthew Coggins, Joshua Stiles, Tyler Martin, Aidan McDonnell, Charlie Hives, Sam Truche-Gordon, Ed Foster, Michael Adusei and Sam Andrew. - Credit: Archant

Needingworth Under 8 are Tom Survey, Tomos Bowen, Oscar Quickenden, Finlay Maxwell, Daniel Brook, Be

Needingworth Under 8 are Tom Survey, Tomos Bowen, Oscar Quickenden, Finlay Maxwell, Daniel Brook, Ben Wheatley, Harvey Bailey and Pharrell Chuenban, with coaches Alex Brook, Ben Quickenden and Tony Maxwell. - Credit: Archant

The successful Huntingdon Town Rowdies Under 9 Green team are, with their coaches, Alex Clark, Alex

The successful Huntingdon Town Rowdies Under 9 Green team are, with their coaches, Alex Clark, Alex Turner, Alfie Holland, Ben Barrett, Harry Darlow, Jaxon Jolley, Kacey-Lee, Leo Paul, Luca Quenet, Luca Thompson and Yosef Alaoor. - Credit: Archant

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