RECORD breaking, Unicorn Falcons, have become the first team in the Timperley Youth League, to complete the league and cup double with out losing a game.
After winning all of their 16 league matches and sealing the Premier League title in March, the Falcons completed the double by defeatng Urmston Meadowside in a dramatic final at Trafford FC.
The team, based in Timperley and who play their home fixtures on the astro pitch at BTH School, have tasted success in previous years, winning various cup competitions, but this is the first time in the team's 10 year history that they have sealed the league championship.
The team will not have chance to build on this success, though, as many of the players will be leaving the area to take up university places and apprenticships.
Team managers Gus Welch and Andy Jackson saluted the magnificent achievement of the players.
Andy said: "To win a league title, without dropping points is difficult at any level and reflects the tremendous skill and dedication of the players.
“To win the cup in the same year is a once in a lifetime achievement. The team have been widely praised by opponents and referees for the style of their attacking play and for their sportmanship. We are astounded that none of the players have been given the opportunity to play at a higher standard with local semi-professional teams."
While the league title was sealed in a high scoring match against Stretford Victoria, the cup final was an evenly matched encounter between two skilful teams showcasing the quality of youth football in the Trafford area.
Despite falling behind within two minutes of the start of the game the Falcons bounced back with two first half goals to seal their hard earned win.
The Falcons are part of the Unicorn Club which provides opportunities for boys and girls from 5-18 to train and play The Saturday Club at Smiths Field is for reception age school chidren through to under 8s.
More than 60 boys and girls attend regularly. As the chidren get older, they have a chance to join teams and play in the local league and cup competitions.