Challenge Cup victory for Whitwell FC kids

Whitwell Football Club's Under 9s
Whitwell Football Club's Under 9s
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Whitwell Football Club’s Under 9s have added their first piece of silverware to the trophy cabinet.

The youngsters won the Sheffield and Hallam Junior Sunday League October Challenge Cup when they beat Staveley Miners Welfare U9s.

In what was an enthralling match, Whitwell came from behind no less than three times before running out eventual winners.

The performance was one of the best seen by Whitwell FC U9s, against a much fancied Staveley team who brought massive support.

A crowd of over 100 were present to witness the game, but as seen in recent weeks Whitwell is no easy place to come.

After an early exchange of goals it was all level at half-time but with the wind and the slope in Whitwell’s favour for the second half, they took full advantage to win 6-3.

Whitwell FC were formed in 2013.