Wallsend Boys Club life TyneMet Rangers Cup
Wallsend Boys Club defeated Newcastle East End 2-1 in the final of the TyneMet Rangers U16 Cup held at Whitley Park on Monday 24th April.
Marcus Giles and Vinnie Proudlock were both on target for the Boys Club before a injury time goal from Newcastle East End made things tight, but Wallsend held on to lift the trophy.
38 teams from across the region competed in the competition which began in September 2016.
In Round 1 there were wins for Cramlington Town Yellows, Burradon Juniors, Heaton Hawks and Longhoughton Rangers as the first 12 teams entered the draw.
The second round saw the majority of teams enter, including the two finalists. Wallsend Boys Club overcame Newcastle City Juniors 2-0 in a very hard fought game while Newcastle East End secured a 4-2 win over Cramlington Town.
Elsewhere Cramlington Juniors and Hexham Juniors played out a 4-4 thriller, the home side winning 7-6 in the dreaded penalty shootout. There were plenty more high scoring games with both Ashington CFC Eagles and North Shields Juniors winning 5-4.
The last 16 saw Newcastle East End travel to Ponteland United Panthers, beating their hosts 4-0. Wallsend B.C. hosted Monkseaton Juniors, winning 3-1.
In the quarter-finals the tie of the round involved Newcastle East End who played out a 4-4 draw with Longhoughton Rangers, East End winning 7-6 on penalties.
Wallsend had a much easier path to the semi-finals with a convincing 6-1 win over Wideopen & District Juniors.
In the other last eight games, Red House Farm Kites beat North Shield Juniors 5-3, with Heaton Hawks Juniors recording the same result over Ashington CFC Juniors.
In the semi-finals Wallsend Boys Club hosted Red House Farm Kites, winning 4-1. East End hosted Heaton Hawks Juniors, winning emphatically 7-4.
Marc Nash, Head Coach NESA Men's Football:
"It’s great to see so many grassroots clubs competing in this prestigious competition and the college are honoured to sponsor the Rangers Cup.
"There have been some fantastic matches along the way but only two can reach the final, so I congratulate both Wallsend BC and Newcastle East End who provided an excellent game, worthy of the competition.
"I applaud all of the managers, coaches, players, parents, referees and administrators that put their time in to make the competition run so smoothly and making sure grassroots continues to thrive in Northumberland."
Applications are now open for our Men's Football Academy for the 2017/18 academic year, if you are interested in combining football with your further education contact Marc.Nash@tynemet.ac.uk.