HALTWHISTLE Jubilee are already looking ahead to next season after completing a league and cup double.

The Blue and Whites lifted the Tyneside Amateur Shield with a 2-1 victory over Gosforth Bohemian Reserves, at Newcastle Benfield, on Saturday.

Greg Irwin put the Jubes ahead with a memorable free kick after 35 minutes, but despite creating numerous other chances, Haltwhistle struggled to find a second goal.

After Jubes keeper Liam Blair made several crucial saves, Gosforth equalised on 85 minutes after a defensive mix-up.

But in injury time, Jack Currah scored a towering header to seal a dramatic late victory.

It meant Haltwhistle had double cause for celebration, after they had earlier won the Tyneside Amateur League title.

Manager Cameron Bell said: “We weren’t able to celebrate winning the league properly, because it was confirmed when one of our games was postponed, but we made up for it on Saturday.

“The lads have done well, and that’s all of our games finished now for the season. We are ambitious and want to see how far we can progress as a club.”

The Jubes have applied to enter Northern Alliance Division Two next season, and are set to meet with league officials next week.