A PROLIFIC Hexham Greens completed the league and cup double after a high-scoring, 12-match unbeaten league run.

After finishing tied top of the Pin Point Premier League with Newcastle City Juve, the Greens added further silverware by defeating clubmates Hexham Whites in the West Division Youth U15 Cup final.

Both teams overcame a competitive knock-out process to get to the final, and the game started with a high tempo.

The Greens enjoyed the majority of the possession but they were met by stubborn defending from man of the match Declan Guppy and Jack Davison.

Mazy dribbling down the right wing, however, saw George Youngman slot the ball past the keeper to give the Greens a 1-0 half time advantage.

In the second half, both teams made changes to reward all players with a cup final appearance. Philippe King-Lewis of the Greens and Gus Gledson of the Whites making it on to the pitch for their first appearances after the majority of the season on the sidelines through injury.

A change in personnel didn’t deter the Greens though, as they quickly picked up from where they left off in the first half to cruise into a 4-0 lead.

Two goals from Jacob Bradley from midfield and one from Aaron Brown soon took the game away from the Whites.

However, the Whites’ defiant attitude and high pressure was rewarded with a consolation goal. Some quick passing through the middle opened a gap for Matt Smith to move clear.

Smith fired in a cross that goalkeeper Joe Ferguson could only parry into the oncoming path of Finn Marsden who calmly tucked the ball away into the back of the net to make it 4-1.

It was a successful end to a great season for the Greens who were also crowned champions of the Pin Point Premier League, shared at the top with Newcastle City Juve at the Pinpoint presentation in Gosforth last week. Both teams finished the season on 35 points each and on equal goal difference of +27.

The Greens’ impressive record saw them win 11, draw two and lose one throughout the whole season, including a 12-match unbeaten run. The Greens finished top of the table on goals scored and by virtue of having the better head-to-head record with Juve with one win and one draw.

Their coach, Joe Speed, said: “We are extremely proud of this talented and driven set of lads. It’s a great achievement and proof that their hard work has paid off.

“The team has won a lot of admirers this season, with positive comments about their attitude and play coming from referees, coaches and other teams players.”