Both Blackburn Eagles JFC U12 Reds and Euxton Villa U12 Silver created an end-to-end match as soon as the first whistle blew leading fans to believe it could have been anyone’s game.
But it was Blackburn Eagles who found the back of the net first, however this didn’t deter Euxton Villa as they kept on trying for an equaliser which they got shortly before half time.
However, neither team managed to convert their chances in the second half meaning the match would be decided on penalties.
Despite both sides being spurred on by their friends and family around the ground, it was a tense and emotional 10 minutes as players jumped for joy or hid their faces in their shirts in disbelief.
It was Blackburn Eagles who were crowned the winners to conclude the sudden death penalty shout out, but the two teams were matched in quality and Euxton Villa should hold their heads high knowing just one missed strike was the difference between the sides.
FT: Blackburn Eagles JFC U12 Reds 1-1 Euxton Villa U12 Silver (5-4 on Penalties)
Blackburn Eagles JFC U12 Reds are the new champions of the U12 Youth Cup 2023.