STOCKSFIELD U16 lifted the West Division Youth Cup after a resounding 4-1 victory over Haydon Bridge.

The game started at a fast pace with threatening attacks and solid defending from both teams.

But it was Stocksfield who made the first breakthrough when Joe Glenwright picked up a loose ball outside the box before sending a looping shot into the top left corner of the net.

The goal gave Stocksfield a welcome boost, and they almost scored a second, but an impressive save from Haydon Bridge goalkeeper Matty Scott kept the game at 1-0.

The open nature of the game was demonstrated after Haydon Bridge came close to levelling the score when Jimmy Percival’s well struck volley just cleared the crossbar.

The fortune was with Stocksfield once again though, as midfielder Joe Grey embarked on a solo run into the box before he was brought down and awarded a penalty.

Grey coolly converted the penalty low into the bottom left hand corner giving Stocksfield a 2-0 lead going into half time.

The second half started much like the first, and this time it was Haydon Bridge who were the first to score when a header from Harry Crowe got past the goalkeeper.

However, Stocksfield spirits remained high and they soon scored a third after the quick feet of Jake Lynch in the box meant he was able to beat his marker and shoot low bast the goalkeeper.

Stocksfield were able to put the game out of Haydon Bridge’s reach after Joe Glenwright’s clever pass found Archie Leonard who beat the keeper for his team’s fourth goal of the game.