SLIDESHOW: Wheatley and Ordsall lift League Cups after tight finals

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Wheatley Wanderers Reds U11 and Ordsall Rangers U13 are the first League Cup winners of the season after a pair of tight finals last weekend.

The Wanderers were required to hold on in the later stages to see off Scawthorpe Scorpions while Rangers needed penalties to get the better of undefeated Premier Division champions Askern.

U11 League Cup winners Wheatley Wanderers U11 Red

U11 League Cup winners Wheatley Wanderers U11 Red

Top flight side Wheatley went into the U11 final as favourites against Division One Scawthorpe but it was them battling the odds after losing one of their players just eight minutes in, leaving them a man down for the remainder of the game.

The Scorpions started strongly and dominated most of the first half, peppering the Wheatley goal and putting defenders and goalkeeper Reef Grainger under increasing pressure.

They persisted with their attack and were rewarded when Ashton Turner capped a fine move by finding the net.

Though Wheatley had been on the back foot for long periods, they struck back almost immediately.

Max Newton stepped up for a free kick in a good position and drilled the ball home to level the scores before the break.

The Wanderers were a side renewed in the second half, emerging strongly despite being down to eight players.

And they soon took the lead. Ronin Herrington charged down the left and crossed with Ben Farmer slotting the ball home.

The pace was maintained by Wheatley and they got a third when Herrington pounced on a loose ball to fire home.

Scawthorpe were not about to give up without a fight and forced Grainger into a number of fine stops.

But they got a lifeline with seven minutes to go when a handball allowed Tomax Ward to fire home from the spot and set up a nail-biting finish.

Wheatley managed to hold on to secure their trophy triumph.

The U13 final pitted Premier Division winners Askern against Division One champions Ordsall.

Askern were heavy favourites after not dropping a single point on their way to the league triumph.

But the game was always a tight affair and finished 4-4 after extra time.

Branden Horton bagged a hat trick for Askern with Jenson Pearson also on target.

Joshua Robson scored twice for Rangers with Nathan Reah finding the net alongside an own goal.

With the game heading to the spot, Ordsall triumphed 5-3 for a memorable silverware double.

* Branton goalkeeper turned goalscorer George Eagle’s reputation for scoring goals, and not just saving them, is blossoming.

The under 11 prospect netted twice in his side’s 3-3 cup draw against Denaby earlier this month.