STOCKSFIELD U16 are celebrating a league and cup double.

After winning the West Division Cup earlier this month, the side completed the double by winning the Gateshead Youth League.

Facing Killingworth, Stocksfield only needed a draw to win the title, but a Killingworth win would have seen them leapfrog Stocksfield.

After a tense start, Stocksfield’s first big chance came with a free kick just outside the box.

Owen Stubbs struck the ball over the wall high into the top right hand corner- only for the Killingworth goalkeeper to pull off a fine save.

The deadlock was broken when a low cross from Stocksfield struck one of the Killingworth defenders and deflected into the net.

Within 10 minutes, Stocksfield doubled their lead when man-of-the-match Stubbs cut in from the left hand side and hit a looping shot over the keeper.

However, following a good move down the right, Killingworth scored with a low shot from a tight angle to put themselves back in the game late in the first half.

In the second half, Stocksfield enjoyed the lion’s share of the play.

Only a series of outstanding saves from the Killingworth goalkeeper prevented Stocksfield from adding to their lead in the game.

A memorable encounter ended 2-1 confirming Stocksfield as league winners for 2018-19 season