Fantastic festival for glory boys of future

DANNY'S BOYS--  the Hucknall Sports Under-8s Red squad, managed by Danny Watson, who won the tournament. From left, Back Row: Riley Willett, Mason Ward, Scott Megson, Maddox Vincent, Kai Melia, Liam Wilson. Front Row: Reece Tomlinson, William Bird, Matthew Curtis, Sam Watson and Frazer Garratt .

DANNY'S BOYS-- the Hucknall Sports Under-8s Red squad, managed by Danny Watson, who won the tournament. From left, Back Row: Riley Willett, Mason Ward, Scott Megson, Maddox Vincent, Kai Melia, Liam Wilson. Front Row: Reece Tomlinson, William Bird, Matthew Curtis, Sam Watson and Frazer Garratt .

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A youth club in Hucknall hope they have unearthed some football stars of the future after winning a prestigious tournament.

The lads of HUCKNALL SPORTS UNDER-8S RED won their age category at the Long Eaton United Football Festival earlier this month.

Despite terrible weather, Sports reached the final where they defeated Dunkirk Colts 1-0 thanks to a last-minute goal from Kai Melia.

Proud manager Danny Watson said: “It’s their first competitive trophy success and hopefully the first of many.”

The other Sports players involved were: William Bird, Matthew Curtis, Frazer Garratt, Scott Megson, Reece Tomlinson, Maddox Vincent, Mason Ward, Sam Watson, Riley Willett and Liam Wilson.

The team play in the Young Elizabethan League’s Sunday section.