The St Neots Sixth Form side lifted the Cambridgeshire Schools Cup with an emphatic 4-1 victory over Peterborough opponents Nene Park Academy.

Rhys Thorpe’s double strike was accompanied by goals from Cam Crisp and Blake Rivers to help ease the team based at Longsands Academy to victory in a showpiece clash at The Grange in Peterborough.

They hit the front early on as Crisp kept his composure to convert a re-taken penalty after Lewis Davis had been hacked down.

Davis was also involved as they doubled the lead when slotting the ball through to Thorpe to finish and the same player fired them into an unassailable advantage early in the second period with a fine individual effort.

Rivers applied further gloss to the scoreline when striking from 20 yards after Shae Humphrey had flicked on a Tommo Newton goal-kick into his path before Nene Park snatched a late consolation.

Head of boys’ PE, Seb Hood, said: “The team has developed hugely this year with the lads learning a lot from playing in good scholarship programmes across the East of England. They produced a very strong performance in the final with some exceptional play.”

St Neots Sixth Form squad: Tommo Newton, Troy Beavis, Cam Crisp, Joe Keech, Ryan Wood, Charlie Gough, Jake Smith, Lewis Davis, Blake Rivers, Adam Walker, Rhys Thorpe, Shae Humphrey, Prince Mangwende.