Having reached the Teesside Junior Football Alliance (TJFA) U17 Challenge Cup Final thanks to a 2-1 victory in their semi-final tie with Redcar Athletic in April, Grangetown Boys Club U17’s went into the final full of confidence. Aided as well by their performances away from the cup competition, where despite a rocky opening period of their first season in division 1, a fine run of form in early 2018 led the boys to a comfortable mid-table finish.
Their cup-final opponents were Darlington RA, close rivals in the league having finished a just single point adrift of Grangetown in the final standings. The final was predictably competitive and in an entertaining game held at Redcar Athletic Premier Ground, the Grangetown Boys managed to round off their season in style with a hard-fought 1-0 victory to secure the Challenge Cup silverware.
Many congratulations from all of us here at MGT Teesside to the players and all of the hard-working staff behind the season for a superb season 2017-18.